Becoming a Jumpseat Leader with Peter Docker


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There are many responsibilities and challenges that come with leading others. Perhaps one of the most difficult is letting go of our control in all types of situations.

For example, imagine being in the middle of an emergency and doing absolutely nothing. Instead, you trust the people around you to take the lead. If that makes you uncomfortable, you’re not alone. Leading with this level of confidence and courage is a type of leadership that most aren’t familiar with.

As difficult as giving up control may be, it’s also very necessary. In fact, it is inevitable. In our careers, we will have to leave our team at some point. As a parent, we will watch our children leave home. When we learn to hand over the reins to others, we are allowing them to confidently move forward.

If you’re used to being the leader who always has the answer, and always springs into action, it may be time to look at the way you lead from a different lens. But how? Our guest, Peter Docker, is sharing how to embrace what he calls, leading from the jumpseat.

Becoming a Jumpseat Leader will lift others up and empower them to become great leaders as well. This shift will allow you to make the greatest impact and leave the greatest legacy.

Peter Docker teaches people how to navigate the challenge of leadership. His latest book, Leading from the Jumpseat, 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.

Co-author of Find Your Why and formerly a founding Igniter at Simon Sinek Inc., Peter draws on his 25-year career in the Royal Air Force, and over 14 years spent partnering with businesses around the world, to inspire others to Lead from the Jumpseat.

In this episode on becoming a jumpseat leader, I share:

  • What a jumpseat is and how it relates to leadership in all aspects of your life
  • The difference between a stand and a position (and examples of each)
  • How to notice when we are leading from our ego and what the antidote is
  • Taking advantage of the opportunities to make choices from love rather than fear
  • How you can create a team culture that genuinely cares
  • Peter’s 3 main practices of jumpseat leadership
  • What to do if you’re feeling overwhelmed and overextended as a leader

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About Rita Hyland

With over 20 years of experience as an executive and leadership coach, Rita helps leaders — emerging and established — excel in corporate and entrepreneurial environments.

Rita believes if leaders were more clear about how transformation really works and more intentional about creating what they want, their impact, success, and influence in the world would be unstoppable.

Through her coaching programs, private coaching, and masterminds, Rita shows leaders how to win consistently and create the impact and legacy they desire.

Central to Rita’s work is the understanding that you will never outperform your current programming, no matter how strong your willpower.

When you learn to use Rita’s proprietary Neuroleadership Growth Code, a technology which uses the best of neuroscience and transformational psychology to hit the brain’s buttons for change, YOU become both the solution and the strategy.

Her mission is to end talented, hard-working, and self-aware leaders spending another day stuck in self-doubt or confusion and not contributing their brilliant work and talent the world so desperately needs.

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