What you will learn:

When Plato was held hostage by a murderous tyrant for 10 years, he learned a few things. So did Xenophon when he had to protect his soldiers in a brutal retreat. Ralph Waldo Emerson was horrified by the lack of innovative thinking in his era.

These experiences inspired their ideas on what being a good leader is all about.

What can we learn from their experiences and guidance on how to be a good leader? Turns out a lot!

You've probably heard a lot about leadership and the many facets of it but have you ever heard about where those ideas came from? Peter Drucker, one of the great thinkers on leadership cites another great thinker, Xenophon, and Xenophon's works as the best management literature he's ever read. That's saying something!

In this illuminating and practical lecture and workshop, you will learn a back-to-basics approach to leadership that is timeless and time-tested. No need for new frameworks, or the latest leadership buzzword, or a non-actionable matrix of performance management.

Hear the stories of these great thinkers and what they learned when they came up against all odds, sometimes deadly odds, and how these experiences brought forth some of the most inspiring ideas in leadership of all time.

About the instructor:

Socrates imparts courage. Lao Tzu strengthens decisions. Marcus Aurelius models leadership. Emerson espouses resilience. Plato upholds principles. Epictetus teaches focus. Ficino inspires purpose. The greatest thinkers of all time can help you with the greatest challenges you face at work. Learning from them you tap into the most important skill and asset you have. ✪ Wisdom ✪ As the world's first Industrial Philosopher, Cristina DiGiacomo works with executives and entrepreneurs to teach them ideas and concepts from the greatest thinkers of all time, so they cultivate their minds, manage with calm, navigate obstacles and lead the way. From a 20 year career as a rank-and-file and executive to a Master's degree in Organizational Change Management to 10 years of study in Practical Philosophy, Cristina combines all three as a driving force behind the idea that you can create great experiences at work by being wiser.

With her background in communications and strategy experience in start-up and corporate environments and working for award-winning and iconic companies such as Citigroup, AMC Networks, The New York Times, and R/GA, Cristina has a deep understanding of the workplace and how people interact.

Cristina is a a Faculty Member of the C-Suite Network’s Thought Council, and a Philosopher-in-Residence for the Women’s Leadership Council.

✪ Featured in: Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, Global Trade, The Young Upstarts, IntelligentHQ, The Dumas Clarion, The Black Chronicle, Flagstaff Business, The Times, In Business, Central New York Business Journal. ✪ Appearances: Jeffrey Hayzlett's "All Business Live", Agile NYC Conference, CEO Chat TV, 2U Daily Dose of Team Time, CoronaTV, Escala Latam Innovation Conference, C-Suite Network Leadership Series

✪ Awards: IAOTP Industrial Philosopher of the Year 2021, Cannes Cyber Lion (shortlist), 2x New York Time’s Publishers Award
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