Video: Great Minds Series – LSBF interviews Kevin Mathers, Google’s UK Sales Director
Managing teams is about helping those teams achieve their goals, believes Kevin Mathers, Google’s UK Sales Director.
In a recent interview with London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), Google’s UK Sales Director, Kevin Mathers, revealed his belief in the idea that leadership is a quality which can be taught.
“Some people might have different capabilities for leadership, but absolutely, it can be taught. I view myself as leadership by action. Lots of people can talk about stuff but managing teams is about helping those teams achieve their goals,” Mr Mathers told Nadim Choudhury, Head of Career Services and Employability at LSBF.
Participating in LSBF’s Great Minds series, Mr Mathers, who has worked at Google for eight years, made it clear that the teaching of leadership skills is something he is passionate about.
LSBF Great Minds Series
LSBF Great Minds Series is a collection of video interviews with leading business and political leaders aimed at inspiring students and promoting debate on education, employability, entrepreneurship, and the economy.
The video series started in 2011 with a conversation with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, followed by an interview with former Education Secretary Lord Kenneth Baker. In 2012, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of the Virgin Group said that universities worldwide should become hubs to boost entrepreneurship and inspire self-starters to develop their own businesses. Earlier in 2014, LSBF spoke to Will Butler-Adams from Brompton Bicycle, Guy Hayward-Cole from Nomura Bank International, with former British Prime Minister Sir John Major and entrepreneur and investor Deborah Meaden.