Tom Morris, PhD, professor, author, sought-after business speaker and a self-proclaimed public philosopher has a calling and passion to make philosophy accessible and applicable to everyone. Tom applies ancient wisdom from over two and a half millennia of philosophy for today’s resilient leaders.
A philosopher’s lemonade stand: Ancient wisdom for today’s leaders
In this episode, Dr. Tom Morris unearths the wisdom of the great philosophers with a contemporary spin. By connecting the stories of the ancient leaders to the challenges we face in our time, he shares highly entertaining anecdotes and pragmatic lessons on how we can leap forward into new ways of thinking and acting in a time of tremendous transformation.
I've come to think of resilience as a lot more than just bouncing back. It's about bouncing forwards. Typically, great resilience is about changing and adapting and learning and growing and being better than you were before. When it's in the DNA of an organisation, it makes people stronger. It makes organisations stronger.
About our guest
Visit Tom Morris (tomvmorris.com) to learn more and read an excerpt from his recent book, Plato's Lemonade Stand Stirring Change into Something Great.
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Bill Marquard: Welcome to Resilient. I'm Bill Marquard, managing director with Monitor Deloitte and host of a new track, which is aptly named for our rapidly changing world, Becoming Resilient.
Resilient leadership is not a destination. It is actually a journey. It's a lifelong process of becoming. That is why Becoming Resilient was created.
During our series we explore wide ranging topics and connect each to business issues. I hope you'll be able to apply these insights to your own personal leadership journeys.
In today's episode, we go into all that and more and connect the not so disparate dots between philosophy and business.
I'm honoured to welcome Dr. Tom Morris with a PhD in both philosophy and religious studies from Yale. His intro to philosophy course was one of the most popular on campus at the University of Notre Dame, where he taught for 15 years. Tom's a self-proclaimed public philosopher with a calling and a passion to make philosophy accessible and applicable to everyone.
He's spoken to over 1200 business audiences. He's written over 30 books and most recently published Plato's Lemonade Stand: Stirring Change into Something Great. CEOs and other business leaders seek out his inspiration, and using ancient wisdom, co-create new ways to be resilient in the face of disruption.
Tom Morris: I've come to think of resilience as a lot more than just bouncing back. It's about bouncing forwards. Typically, great resilience is about changing and adapting and learning and growing and being better than you were before. When it's in the DNA of an organisation, it makes people stronger. It makes organisations stronger.
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Until next time, stay curious, find the connections and continue your journey of Becoming Resilient.
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