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Becoming Resilient

A leadership podcast for executives on the journey to resilience

Resilience isn’t a destination: it is a way of being. And it is a lifelong journey. Resilient leaders are first defined by who they are and second by what they do. Join us as we explore wide-ranging disciplines, connect them to business issues and apply them to our own personal leadership journeys.

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 forwards 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 ( to learn more and read an excerpt from his recent book, Plato's Lemonade Stand Stirring Change into Something Great.

To listen to more Resilient podcast episodes and explore additional tracks, please visit our US Resilient Podcast page.

Meet the host

Bill Marquard
Managing Director | Monitor Deloitte

Bill is a managing director in Deloitte’s strategy and analytics practice—and a former philosophy major with a passion for applying liberal arts disciplines to business leadership. He leads Deloitte’s market efforts on resilient leadership and works with CEOs, senior executives and their teams to develop and deliver growth strategies and retail customer experience. Earlier in his career, Bill served as a C-level executive for a Fortune 200 wholesaler/retailer, where he started and ran a chain of limited assortment stores, managed a $3 billion supply alliance and led major cost and IT transformations. He is the author of Leadership Lessons from Leonardo, as well as Deloitte’s five signature articles on resilient leadership that emerged from the COVID-19 crisis. His business strategy book, Wal-Smart: What It Really Takes to Profit in a Walmart World, was selected as one of the top five business books of the year and he has been featured as a leader in business strategy in multiple media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, First Business, the Wall Street Journal and the Chicago Tribune. Bill also served on the faculty of Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and has lectured on leadership issues at the White House, Duke University, the University of Notre Dame and DePaul University.

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