′Fantastic insights showing how ordinary people can build incredible teams and extraordinary success.′
Marshall Goldsmith, World′s #1 Leadership Thinker
DEVELOP THE SKILLS TO BECOME AN INSPIRED LEADER
In just four years, extraordinary business leader Kevin Gaskell transformed Porsche from near failure into the most profitable car company in the market. Since then he has led teams to extraordinary performance in businesses ranging from technology to manufacturing to landscape gardening. Inspired Leadership offers an insider′s look at how Gaskell achieved these remarkable results, and includes the strategies, frameworks and real–world examples for anyone who wants to develop the skills to become an Inspired Leader.
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Inspired Leadership is based on proven methods that Gaskell has applied over and over again, both in large blue–chip brand names and when helping exceptional small start–up businesses realise their dreams. Filled with motivational anecdotes and practical instructions, this guide to inspirational leadership will become your go–to resource for navigating the leader′s role. Gaskell reveals the key factors that separate Inspired Leaders from the merely "great" ones. Inspired Leadership is your road map for becoming a world–class performer who inspires others to do the same.
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PART ONE: Commit 1
1 Dare to Dream 3
2 Build Belief 15
3 How Good Do You Want to Be? 33
4 Make the Impossible Possible 47
5 Confront the F Word 67
PART TWO: Connect 81
6 Begin at the End 83
7 A Simple Plan 101
8 Don t Be a Genius, Make a Genius 129
9 Be Better First, Then Bigger 143
10 In Command, Out of Control 157
PART THREE: Create 173
11 Are We Having Fun Yet? 175
12 No One Is an Only a 193
13 Catch In, Don t Catch Out 211
14 Sustaining Success 223
Afterword: Wait Until the Sun Comes Up 241
KEVIN GASKELL was the youngest Managing Director of Porsche, Lamborghini, and BMW, leading all three companies to record growth and performance. Gaskell is a corporate trailblazer who has enjoyed 25 years of success as a business leader; founding startups, driving turnarounds and leading major brands in a variety of sectors. The teams he has led have created over £3 billion in shareholder value.
Gaskell is a serial entrepreneur and investor. His portfolio of companies has received awards including: best private equity investment performance of the year, strategic ecommerce business of the year, world′s seventh most innovative company and Insight Innovation winner Europe.