Malcolm Gladwell on The Tortoise & The Hare— GLS21 Faculty SpotlightPublished April 8, 2021
We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Malcolm Gladwell to The Global Leadership Summit stage in 2021. Recognized as one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s top global thinkers, Gladwell is a world-renowned, five-time best-selling author and sought-after thought leader delivering expertise and practical application on management, innovation, history and leadership.
There is much to learn from Malcolm Gladwell, especially when it comes to his expertise around the topic of leadership. As you anticipate learning from Malcolm at The Global Leadership Summit this August, enjoy a preview of his masterful storytelling and insight in one of our favorite podcast episodes from Malcolm’s widely popular podcast, Revisionist History.
In this episode, The Tortoise & The Hare, Malcolm draws you in, takes you on a journey to re-look at people’s obsession with speed as a measure of intelligence or aptitude. Looking particularly at the LSAT and exams in law school, Malcolm examines this obsession, its wide-ranging (and often contradictory) ramifications and some ideas of how to change it. So much of the LSAT—the hurdle to get into the best law schools—is about speed: how fast you can complete the answers. Yet, the requirement for being a good lawyer has little—if anything—to do with speed. It’s about being meticulous and paying attention to detail.
Yet, the requirement for being a good lawyer has little—if anything—to do with speed. It’s about being meticulous and paying attention to detail.
At The Global Leadership Summit, get ready to be delighted, challenged and surprised by what Malcom Gladwell will deliver. You’re likely going to…
- hear a story you’ve never heard before (or you might hear a story you’re familiar with told from a surprising perspective).
- be challenged to think about an everyday situation—something that you most likely deal with frequently—in a brand-new way.
- be reminded and inspired by his insight on the power of story to communicate truth to those you lead.
- come away with creative ideas on how to connect dots in unexpected ways.
- be very entertained!
Get your tickets and mark your calendars to join us LIVE on Thursday and Friday, August 5-6, 2021 for The Global Leadership Summit—the premier leadership event of the year! Not only will you have a chance to hear more from Malcolm Gladwell, but he will also be joined by an incredible faculty lineup including Dr. Henry Cloud, Juliet Funt, Craig Groeschel and many others!
This is a great opportunity for you to get equipped with the leadership skills you need to thrive!
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Recognized as one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s top global thinkers, Malcolm Gladwell is a world-renowned, five-time best-selling author and sought-after thought leader delivering expertise and practical application on management, innovation, history and leadership. Through his writing and speaking, Gladwell takes you on an intellectual adventure and challenges your assumptions. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996 and has been honored by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society. He was also previously a reporter for The Washington Post. As host of the popular podcast, Revisionist History, Gladwell re-examines an overlooked or misunderstood aspect of past events. Gladwell is the author of five New York Times best-selling titles including The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. Gladwell’s latest book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers and why they often go wrong.
The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) is a two-day infusion of actionable leadership insights and inspiration broadcast to hundreds of host sites across the United States every August. In the following months, the GLS is translated, contextualized and hosted by local leadership committees at hundreds of locations across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. This global event convenes a world-class faculty who share their distinct perspectives and expertise, inspiring and equipping people around the world with practical leadership skills that can be applied within their context, wherever they have influence, and used to empower positive transformation where it’s needed most. Attracting an audience that represents various industries, including marketplace, non-profit, healthcare, education, government, ministry and corrections, the GLS has become a unique platform, unlike any other, bringing people together to not only empower better leadership within the organizations they represent, but in a growing number of cases around the world, this event also acts as a catalyst for organic local movements initiating systemic, city-wide change. What started as a single event back in 1990’s, the GLS has grown to attract tens of thousands of people today.