He may be the world’s happiest philosopher. Tom Morris has also appeared as the philosopher he is in Special Features on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: DVD Collection presented by Lucas Film, and on The Complete Superman Collection DVD. You will often see The Sage of Steel wherever wisdom is to be found. Born Thomas Victor Morris, and known by his students as “TV Morris”, he is the first philosopher in history to appear in network TV commercials, where he has served as the national spokesman for Winnie the Pooh, Disney Home Videos. He is also the only thinker ever to engage in early morning philosophy with Regis Philbin, on his talk show, and on The Today Show with Matt Lauer, among many other national broadcasts. Tom Morris is known for bringing the insights of the great thinkers into the drama of everyday life with high energy and good humor. His message is helping to change lives and revolutionize business practices everywhere.
True Success: The Art of Achievement in Times of Change
This is Tom’s most widely requested talk. It’s high energy fun, profound, and extremely practical, all at the
same time. One major company has asked for this talk more than 60 times, for its various business units. It presents the most universal tools for individual and organizational success, as understood by the great thinkers of the centuries. Many businesses and lives have been changed for the better because of this talk. We all need guiding concepts we can trust—ideas that have stood the test of time and can help us achieve success in even the most demanding situations. Tom 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 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’ll never be the same.
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 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. As Tom laid out in his classic book, If Aristotle Ran General Motors: The New Soul of Business, 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. It’s all about Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and Unity – four things we rarely talk about, and four things that can transform a culture.
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. This talk is also a great follow-up to “True Success: The Art of Achievement in Times of Change”.
The Four Foundations are: Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and Unity.
Socrates in Silicon Valley: The Essential Jobs @Work
The Deep Philosophical Operating System of Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs. What did this man know that we need to know? What were his secrets? What did he do that crosses industries? How can we learn from one of the most unlikely and expansive success stories ever?
Tom digs deep into the myth, mess and magic of Steve Jobs and provides a revolutionary, practical look at what we can adapt from the strange, charismatic and compelling character who basically invented the connected life we all now live. Starting in his parents’ garage, Jobs built, in his lifetime, the world’s most valuable company. How did he do it? And what can we all do to emulate the best of his practices?
Using great humor, memorable stories and a level of passionate energy that carries on the legacy of Jobs himself, Tom will mesmerize your group and provide the highlight of your meeting.
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.
Tom 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, Tom lays out strategies, tactics and actionable takeaways that imbue leaders with the skills necessary to inspire
innovation and success and explains how these principles work in a way that no one else can with 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. This is a talk loved by top leadership groups.
Leadership and Collaborative Excellence
In this talk geared to top leaders, Tom explores three models of excellence and the importance of collaborative partnership for innovative and sustainable success. He looks at leadership lessons from the world’s greatest philosophy and literature, bringing us sharp insights from such classics as the world’s oldest epic story, Gilgamesh, The Anglo Saxon tale of Beowulf, and Mary Shelley’s deep cautionary story of Frankenstein, along with perspectives from The Three Musketeers, Dracula, Don Quixote and Moby Dick. When you read what everyone else is reading, you often end up thinking what everyone else is thinking.
Tom Morris reaches deep into the collective wisdom of the great thinkers and writers of the past and discovers novel perspectives that can change everything for the better.
This is the subject of one of Tom’s next books.
“As a keynote speaker, Tom Morris is unique in his ability to listen to me as a client, really listen, and understand my needs so well that he can custom tailor his presentations for maximum positive impact. Anyone can see from his videos the combination of energy, humor, and wisdom that wins over audiences, but what’s even more important is his rare capacity to use his intellectual abilities to serve his clients in a deep and productive way. He doesn’t just show up and give a talk; he brings a customized gift to each member of his audience, a gift of just the right insights that we can use right away to make a difference in our business and in our lives. Anyone who hesitates asking this philosopher to open or close their meeting needs to talk to me.”
“Tom Morris’ message is like having Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates on your management team. Bringing the wisdom of the ages to today’s business challenges is the most innovative and important new insight I can imagine.”
“Your name has been mentioned so many times over the past few days in conversations, emails, texts, etc. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you and all that you did for my agents, staff and management. They mean the world to me and you brightened not only their day, but their lives from this point forward.”
“Tom, you absolutely crushed it. It was great to see the people swamp you near the stage and it was a smart way to finish the program with the conference ending on your last words. I can tell you definitively that you were the highlight of the program! I look forward to working with you more in the future and would enjoy hearing about some of your personal coaching programs.”