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With a very unique and expansive background, today’s guest brings a totally different perspective to the topic of leadership. Peter Docker, author of the book Leading From the Jumpseat, joins the podcast today and how his experience in multiple and vastly different career fields have prepared him to be a successful leader and keynote speaker. In this episode, Peter discusses the whole concept of leadership, what it means, and what it doesn’t mean. He explains what his non-negotiables are and why they are crucial to leading successfully, the role of personal commitment in your leadership style, and being very clear on what success looks like. This is a fascinating conversation and through his use of personal anecdotes and sense of humor, Peter will have you hooked on every word.
What We Talked About in This Episode:
- Peter’s Background and Interesting Career Journey
- How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities by Giving Up Control
- What Brings Us Together
- Non-Negotiables in Life Applied to Business
- Being Comfortable in Leading Without Knowing the Answer
- The Four Stages in Leadership
- Embracing the Inevitable and Preparing Others to Lead
- Relationships as the Foundation
- Letting Others Take Control
- The Only Thing You Can Truly Control is Your Commitment
- Clarity of Success
- Focusing on the Big Picture
- Peter’s Book Recommendations and Daily Rituals
About Our Guest:
A keynote speaker and facilitator, Peter presents around the world offering workshops and bespoke leadership programmes. He draws from his life experiences that range from being the pilot faced with crash landing a passenger jet with 140 people on board; being ‘hunted’ in the Borneo jungle while trying to survive; and many other leadership situations in which, at the time, he felt largely out of his depth. Peter’s commercial and industry experience has been at the most senior levels in sectors including oil & gas, construction, mining, pharmaceuticals, banking, television, film, media, manufacturing and services – across more than 90 countries. His career has spanned professional pilot; leading an aviation training and standards organization; teaching postgraduates at an international college; and running multi-billion dollar procurement projects. A former Royal Air Force senior officer, he has been a Force Commander during combat flying operations and has seen service across the world. He is a seasoned crisis manager, a former international negotiator for the UK Government and executive coach.
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