David Emerald Womeldorff

David Emerald is the author of the best-selling books, The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) and 3 Vital Questions: Transforming Workplace Drama. He is also Creator-in-Chief of the Center for The Empowerment Dynamic.

David specializes in personal development, leadership education, executive and organizational development, and is an expert at translating his frameworks into simple language for practical application in work and life.

What You’ll Learn

When faced with adversity, we evidently see the roles of Victim, Persecutor, and Rescuer, not only in personal relationships but also in leadership, which results in drama. Drama is defined as any thought or interaction that takes our attention away from the desired outcomes.

The Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT) illustrates the toxic nature of these roles which roots in a problem-oriented approach. Understand that all three roles can be reasonable and appropriate at times, so they aren’t necessarily bad; they just limit your potential.

The truth is that we will never be able to completely eliminate organizational drama. Victimization and drama are natural parts of the human experience, but recognizing it earlier and making conscious choices can make a big difference.

In this episode, David takes us on a deeper understanding of the negative impact of DDT in our lives and how we can find our way out using The Empowerment Dynamic (TED) approach and ultimately bring forward the best version of ourselves. Here are a few of the topics we’ll discuss on this episode of The Anthony Sarandrea Show:

  • Understand The Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT) and how it’s limiting your potential.
  • A leadership perspective on organizational drama.
  • The three dimensions of work.
  • Some daily practices that you can do to start rewriting the rules.
  • Three vital questions you need to ask yourself.
  • How to manage dynamic tensions in 5 quick steps.
  • What the two basic aspects of current reality are.
  • How The Empowerment Dynamic can help you shift to a more positive, constructive, empowering, resilient, and outcome-based.

Favourite Quote:

  • 1:57 “I have a foundational belief, if you will, that all leadership starts with self-leadership, that the way we lead our own lives has everything to do with how we lead in organizations, our families, our communities, etc.”

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