Leading From The Jumpseat
How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities by Handing Over Control
by Peter Docker
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 26 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 18 Feb 2022
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.
* When something is important enough: Tapping into the power of drivers.
* The difference between a stand and a position, and why it matters.
* What Commitment looks like.
* Finding the signal amongst the noise.
* The role of Fear, Love and Courage.
* Hope over optimism, and the leader's role.
* When ego gets in our way - and the source of the antidote.
* How to be significant.
* Being yourself.
* Leading when we don't know the answer and empowering the collective genius.
* Nurturing a sense of belonging - and why that matters.
* Responsibility over accountability.
* When the pressure is on: response over reaction.
* Handing over control at scale.
* Four Red Lights Point - when to take back control
A Note From the Publisher
Author is available for interviews, blog tours, autographed tours, autographed book giveaways, contests, and book club discussions.
"Leaders know that the secret to success is giving control to the team, safely, consistently, and boldly. In Leading from the Jumpseat, former RAF pilot Peter Docker shows us how to do this." --David Marquet, Author of Fortune's #1 Best Business Book of the Year, Turn the Ship Around and Founder of Intent Based Leadership
"Trust and empower your people so they can lead. Easier said than done. This book is an invaluable guide on how to do that." --Nick Beighton, CEO, ASOS
"An exciting ride - start to finish! Peter's book is filled with stories that challenge you to consider the legacy you are leaving behind. We know we NEED to give up control, the question is how? This book has the answers you've been waiting for." --Kristen Hadeed, Author of Permission to Screw Up
"This is a wonderful, rich and powerful leadership resource, full of compelling stories that really bring the concepts to life. I loved it, started stealing ideas immediately and am recommending it to all my colleagues." --Susie Scott, Corporate Safety Director, Major US Airline
"Peter's real skill is to express, in simple terms and by examples, those ideas and principles that immediately chime with the reader. By drawing on dramatic examples of airborne emergencies, as well as more everyday situations, he guides us in applying them to our own lives." --Lieutenant General Sir James Dutton KCB CBE, former Governor of Gibraltar, and Regional President for Bechtel