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About Peter Docker
Peter Docker was born in Sutton Coldfield, England in 1963. His first book, 'Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team', co-authored with Simon Sinek and David Mead, was published in September 2017. Peter gets up every day inspired to enable people to be extraordinary so that they can do extraordinary things. Collaborating with Simon Sinek for over 7 years, he was a founding Igniter and Implementation Specialist on the Start With Why team, teaching leaders and companies how to use the concept of Why.
Peter's latest book, 'Leading from The Jumpseat: How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities by Handing Over Control', was published in October 2021.
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 organisation; teaching post-graduates 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.
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.
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Start With Why has led millions of readers to rethink everything they do, in their personal lives, their careers and their organisations.
Now Find Your Why picks up where Start With Why left off. It shows you how to apply Simon Sinek's powerful insights so that you can find more inspiration at work and in turn inspire those around you.
This hands-on, step-by-step guide will help you to find your WHY. With detailed exercises, illustrations and action steps for every stage of the process, Find Your Why can help you address many important concerns including:
-What if my WHY sounds like my competitors?
-Can I have more than one WHY?
-If my work doesn't match my WHY, what should I do?
-What if my team can't agree on our WHY?
Whether you've just started your first job, are leading a team or are CEO of your own company, the exercises in this book will help guide you on a path to long-term success and fulfilment, both for you and your colleagues.
Everyone is capable of accomplishing extraordinary things.
If you share this belief, then this book was written for you.
In business and in life, handing over the reins to others is inevitable. Everyone
will eventually leave their team, retire from being the CEO, or see their kids
leave home and lead their own lives. Leading from the Jumpseat enables us to
embrace this inevitability. Leading from the Jumpseat is a metaphor for how we
can choose to lead. It's about the journey we take so we can hand over control
to others, who are then equipped to continue forward.
Peter Docker, co-author of Find Your Why and formerly a founding Igniter at
Simon Sinek Inc., 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.
Drawing on his 25-year career in the Royal Air Force, and over 14 years spent
partnering with businesses around the world, Peter's goal is to inspire others to
Lead from the Jumpseat. Jumpseat Leadership is a way of interacting with
people that will enhance performance in any given situation - during normal
business, times of crisis, and life in general. Becoming a Jumpseat Leader
takes practice and this book is your practical guide to handing over control.