In This Episode:
Preparing Others to Take the Lead
Speaker, teacher, and author Peter Docker’s career has taken him around the world. His book, “Leading From the Jumpseat: How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities by Handing Over Control,” brings together everything he’s learned from the experiences he’s had throughout his life and the people he’s met along the way. A firm believer that what unites us is much more than what divides us, “Leading From the Jumpseat” is a practical how-to guide for adopting practices that empower others and prepare them to lead.
Everyone is capable of accomplishing extraordinary things. The key is the approach we use to help individuals unlock their natural talents and take the lead with confidence. Peter uses the metaphor of an airplane jumpseat to illustrate how to hand over control to another who is equipped to continue forward.
Whether in business or in life, handing over the reins to others is inevitable. “Leading From the Jumpseat” is all about embracing that inevitability, lifting people up, and giving them the space they need so that, when the time is right, they can take the lead.
Tune in to hear Peter talk about key concepts from the book and share powerful stories of Jumpseat Leadership moments from throughout his career. No matter what industry you’re in, you’re sure to take away some useful insights from this interview.
“Jumpseat Leadership is not about retaining or increasing our own power. It’s about empowering others.”
About Peter Docker
Peter is a speaker, teacher and author who is passionate about enabling others to be extraordinary by shifting the context around what they see as possible for themselves and their team. His insights into how human beings operate, communicate and relate illustrate powerful concepts that can be applied in any business. The result– outstanding, sustainable outcomes.
As a leadership consultant and executive coach, Peter has engaged at senior levels with some of the world’s largest companies across a myriad of industries – including oil and gas, construction, mining, aviation, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking, television, film, media, print, hospitality and manufacturing and services – across 93 countries.
Peter teaches people how to navigate the challenge of leadership. His latest book, ‘Leading From The Jumpseat: How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities by Handing Over Control’ delivers the message that leadership is about lifting people up and giving them the space they need so that, when the time is right, they can take the lead.