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Passionate about enabling others to be extraordinary!
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Peter Docker enables his audiences to become extraordinary. He teaches leaders and organizations how to harness the power of why, drawing on his own experiences in the aviation and military industries.
Since 2011, Peter has stood beside Simon Sinek, working as an Igniter and Implementation Specialist on the Start With Why team. Taking his years’ experience, Peter has co-authored with Simon Sinek and David Mead, Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team , a step-by-step guide on how to discover your WHY, published September 2017.
Recognized as the ‘how’ guy, Peter has presented to top leaders and executives across a magnitude of industries.
Previously, Peter worked as a Royal Air Force senior officer and Force Commander. He has also led multibillion-dollar international procurement projects, and served as a crisis manager and former international negotiator for the UK Government.
How Great Teams and Organisations Pull Together
Some organizations have cultures where their people are able to trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other cultures, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? Understand the reason simply knowing or believing the WHY is not enough. Once people are united by a common cause, there must be a strong culture that keeps them together. The result is deeply loyal colleagues who will stop at nothing to advance their vision and their organizations interests. The result is a positive impact for everyone involved.
Leaders Eat Last
Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, and then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort, even their own survival, for the good of those in their care. This principle has been true since the earliest tribes of hunters and gatherers. It is not a management theory; it is biology. When we create an environment where people feel like they belong and operate in a Circle of Safety the result is trust and collaboration, allowing people to spend their time and energy working together toward a higher cause that inspires them, rather than spending their time and energy protecting themselves from each other.
Start With Why
Any person or organization can explain what they do, some can explain how they are different or better, but very few can clearly articulate why. The WHY is not about money or profit, those are results. The WHY is the thing that inspires us and inspires those around us. Great leaders think, act, and communicate in the exact same way, and it is the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Discover how everything starts with WHY.