1. Purpose The article is devoted to critical reflection on the present model of ethical education of managers in Poland. It attempts to outline a model that could be adopted to meet the current challenges of social change. 2. Design The first part of the article is written from a philosophical perspective, which brings to mind the Greek Paideia. The second part is an attempt to analyze the imperfect Polish educational reality concerning the formation of future managers' attitudes. 3. Findings The author's arguments focus on the proposal to transform the 'educational' teaching system of ethics into a 'social interaction' one. 4. Originality In the summary, the author presents specific actions to be taken at Polish universities so they can quickly move from the traditional model of managers' education to a modern pro-social model of education based on social interaction.