July 28

David Emerald, Author and Originator at Power of TED


David Emerald Discusses The Empowerment Dynamic & Three Vital Questions

David Emerald is co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center (Bainbridge Island, WA). As director of the center's Organizational Leadership and Self Leadership practice areas, David’s passion is in supporting individuals, teams, and organizations in leading and working from an outcome-focused and passion-powered orientation.

His principles and frameworks are based on his 30 years of study, observation and application of his lessons of collaboration with a wide range of individuals and organizations. Writing under the pen name of David Emerald, he is the author of the best-selling The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic), a teaching story about Self Leadership.

His latest book, entitled 3 Vital Questions: Transforming Workplace Drama, is an organizationally-focused teaching story, drawing on his experience in leadership development, change leadership and employee engagement. David’s books are sold worldwide.

Episode Summary: Matt & Richard discuss with David the origin of “The Empowerment Dynamic”, the “Dreaded Drama Triangle”, and his “3 Vital Questions. David explores how our natural tendency is to react to anxiety, thinking that we are actually solving problems. The answer is to realize that no matter what we are presented with we are always at a choice point; that we have the power to choose how we respond to any given situation. The key is to shift from reacting to anxiety and towards developing an outcome based mindset. This is how we can start eliminating drama and living a purpose driven life.

David’s Website: https://powerofted.com/