Theme: Achieving Organisational Effectiveness
through Managing Performance

Masterclass Guest Speaker: Kevin Gaskell

Kevin Gaskell Masterclass HighlightsKevin Gaskell Interview
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On January 30, 2013, the Centre for Leadership Performance welcomed Kevin Gaskell for a Masterclass on Achieving Organisational Effectiveness through Managing Performance.

Kevin Gaskell has led three of the world's iconic car brands, Porsche, BMW and Lamborghini, to new levels of success and managed successful turnarounds of failing international companies.

A business leader and entrepreneur, he was recognised as one of the top 40 leaders under 40 in the UK and is now recognised as one of the most capable managers of his generation.

Based on his 25 years experience of managing significant companies and achieving extraordinary results, Kevin shared his story of success with the audience and offered advice using highly topical and pragmatic examples of how organisational effectiveness is achieved through managing performance.

 
Profile

Kevin Gaskell was appointed Manager Director of Porsche GB at the age of 32. In 5 years his team rebuilt the brand and turned a business close to bankruptcy into the UK's most profitable car company.

He was UK Managing Director of BMW where he led the company to 4 years of record growth and a 500% increase in profitability.

He was recognised as one of the top 40 leaders under 40 in the UK.

He left BMW to found a dotcom, epyx Limited. Quickly becoming the market leader for automotive e-commerce.

He was also CEO of EurotaxGlass in Switzerland where his team integrated 30 businesses to create a world leader in electronic data before leading a 500 million sale of the company.

He now acts as chairman to a number of growing companies, one of which won the UK Sunday Times Fast Track awards as the best private equity investment of 2011. He is also member of global bank taskforce acting to support the turnaround of troubled companies.

 
The Session

Using highly topical and pragmatic examples, Kevin shared with the audience his advice based on 25 years experience of managing significant companies and achieving extraordinary results.

With an open and involving style, practical advice was given to show how the audience could apply the tools and techniques to their own business: How to start doing this stuff on Monday morning!

  • What enables/disables individuals to perform
  • How do managers get the best performance from their teams
  • How to manage difficult or disengaged people
  • How to maintain motivation of high flyers/talent
  • What approaches to performance are most effective

 
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