About the episode:
Kevin Gaskell is a serial entrepreneur, adventurer and investor. Early in his career he led iconic car brands Porsche, Lamborghini and BMW to record growth and performance, and was recognised as on the ‘UK’s top 40 leaders under 40’. Since then, he has founded and invested in a number of businesses and overseen the transformational growth of 14 companies, creating over £3 billion in shareholder value. In this in-depth conversation, he describes how leaders can better engage their teams by inviting them on a journey where they have the opportunity to grow their knowledge and skills, expresses his concerns for executives who set aggressive targets instead of focusing on building the “extraordinary” – a topic which he explores in his book ‘Inspired Leadership’ and on international stages as a professional speaker, and compares the process of building a business from startup to market leader, to his epic challenge of breaking the world record for an unsupported row across the Atlantic Ocean.
Published: July 24, 2020