Tom Morris
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Tom Morris

Times change—timeless wisdom endures. Charismatic Tom Morris delivers an inspiring message based on what the great philosophers had to say about the timeless challenges organizations face today, from building a winning culture to the tools needed to unleash innovation.
Author, Public Philosopher, Advisor

Expertise In:

  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth and Achievement

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
  • Corporations
  • Senior Management Groups
  • Sales Professionals

Times change—timeless wisdom endures. Charismatic Tom Morris delivers an inspiring message based on what the great philosophers had to say about the timeless challenges organizations face today, from building a winning culture to the tools needed to unleash innovation.

Tom Morris electrifies every audience with the world's greatest wisdom about excellence and success, leadership and inspiring innovation, navigating challenging times, mastering change and the pursuit of greater corporate and personal responsibility. His talks bring practical forms of world-class wisdom—and tangible takeaways—into the mix of any organization. People leave with new energy and insights to take them to higher levels of performance and creativity in their work. Organizations report that their executives and associates are using his ideas to great effect months and even years after a presentation. It's no wonder that his talks are most often called the highlight of any convention or company meeting. With high energy, great humor, deep insight and real joy, he demonstrates in each presentation why he was a top professor of philosophy for many years at the University of Notre Dame. Every talk is adapted to the needs of each audience—Tom makes every minute of his presentation time count. A double Ph.D. from Yale and holder of honorary doctorates in recognition of his groundbreaking thought-leadership, Morris has written 20 books that are studied by leaders and high achievers around the world. In his latest book, Socrates in Silicon Valley (2017), Tom digs deep into one of the most unlikely and expansive success stories and provides a revolutionary, practical look at what we can adapt from the strange, charismatic and compelling character that is Steve Jobs, offering fresh guidance to leaders at all levels in organizations.

Featured Experiences

The Essential Jobs at Your Office: The Success and Leadership Secrets of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was the quintessential California Hippie, with bare feet, long hair, hallucinogenic drugs, and a fascination for all things Zen, who believed that the right sort of diet would grant him an exemption from the bathing habits of normal people. And yet, as we know, against all odds, and despite a great many personal flaws, idiosyncrasies, and imperfections, Jobs became a pioneering business visionary and hugely accomplished leader, who ended up practically in a class by himself. The real story of how he did it can now spark people and companies across all industries to new levels of world-class achievement.

Philosopher Tom Morris has a new take on the amazing success of this modern business icon, and how it can give fresh guidance to leaders at all levels in organizations. Drawing on the principles that catapulted Jobs to the top of the tech world and helped him build Apple into the world's most valuable company, Morris lays out strategies, tactics and actionable takeaways that imbue leaders with the skills necessary to inspire innovation and success. Tom explains how these principles work in a way that no one else can -- with high energy, good humor, and a level of insight that will leave people immensely excited about trying some of these powerful new ideas right away.

Since the untimely death of Steve Jobs, you've heard all the stories. But now you can bring into your group the empowering perspectives, attitudes, and actions that he lived every day and that can now take you to a new level of leadership excellence and success.

True Success: The Art of Achievement in Times of Change

We all need ideas we can trust—ideas that have stood the test of time and can help us achieve success in even the most demanding situations. Tom Morris has an unprecedented ability to bring together the wisdom of the ages in a form that people can use right now. This talk presents a simple, powerful and complete framework of seven universal conditions for deeply satisfying, sustainable excellence in all that we do. His now-famous “7 Cs of Success” have fueled extraordinary results in pockets of excellence around the world, and have never been more important than they are today. In a high-energy and very entertaining session, Tom will reveal the most fundamental tools for personal and institutional greatness and provide a practical guide for their use every day. This talk leaves people with a new, well-grounded enthusiasm and a determination to use the wisdom they’ve been given. Once they’ve heard it, they will never be the same.

Additional Presentations by Tom Morris

  • Creating the Conditions for Innovation
  • Alchemy: The Power to Change

Lemons to Lemonade: Stirring Challenge into Something Great

There's more uncertainty in American politics and in our international economic system than perhaps ever before. No one knows what the coming months might hold. And many people are worried.

We clearly live in challenging times. But most human beings have, the top national business speaker and philosopher Tom Morris says. And the wisest people have always found the insight to chart their path forward and succeed in creative ways despite the obstacles they've faced. We can use their methods now.

Many of us grew up hearing the old adage, "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." But typically no one says how we were supposed to do this. Tom Morris has consulted all the great practical thinkers of history for their wisdom on precisely this challenge. In his groundbreaking talk "Lemons to Lemonade," he lays out the clear steps each of us can take to calm down, get creative, and make good things happen within the circle of influence and control we have even in times where so much seems beyond our control. Tom shows how, by the right actions, we can expand our circle of influence and control and produce great results from even very difficult circumstances.

"Lemons to Lemonade" is full of great stories, good fun, and real wisdom. You'll laugh a lot, take copious notes, and come back to the ideas of this talk for years to come. Tom also gives each audience member a beautiful laminated wallet card with the main ideas of the talk. And one of his newest books, The Oasis Within, is being used by most audiences as the perfect follow up to this presentation, or to his other wildly popular talk, "True Success: The Art of Achievement in Times of Change." Audiences have described the little book as life changing. Tom can provide your group with deeply discounted copies of either the hardcover or the beautiful paperback edition, and he's always happy to sign books.

The Four Foundations of Sustainable Greatness: How to Create a Winning Culture

When you take good care of your people, your people take good care of your customers, and your customers take good care of you. The key to it all is a winning culture. So: What creates a great organizational culture? What guides and motivates us to bring our best to every challenge and work powerfully with others every day? Tom Morris shows that the answers to these questions are simple, profound, and transformational. At a time when pressures are high and companies are focusing on the discipline of execution, the main challenge is getting everyone to believe deeply in what they’re doing and to do it with excellence and care every day. Aristotle and a few other profound thinkers have revealed four foundations for reaching and maintaining the highest levels of commitment and greatness in our work with other people. In this session, Tom presents those four foundations for a winning culture and offers practical guidelines for putting into practice the greatest wisdom for sustainable greatness. This talk will give you a profound diagnostic tool whose use empowers individuals and organizations in a new way, while strengthening all your most vital relationships beyond what you could have imagined. This is a must-have framework of ideas for leaders at any level, as well as for front line people who need to form strong and resilient client relations.


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