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.
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. Find The Anthony Sarandrea Show useful? Subscribe to our podcast and like this episode!
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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." 7:25 "Drama is frankly, any thought, any interaction that gets us off the focus on outcomes and what we're trying to create." 13:16 "If we can upgrade our operating system, so to speak, to the outcome-focused, passion-based creative behavior, then that creates the conditions for the antidote to the toxic DDT." 19:44 "I don't want people to hear that the problem orientation is necessarily bad. It's just limiting." 22:47 "This notion that victimization and being in drama is part of the human experience but if we can recognize it sooner, make conscious choices, that's what this journey is all about." 26:03 "Just like in organizations, to say no drama is not realistic thinking that we can always be in those empowered roles is not realistic, but it's about progress. And you can't make the shift without some sort of a pause, practice." 31:18 "See problems as they are, but not worse than they are." 33:49 "Part of the discipline of being a creator is being able to hold this tension and to not react to it." 38:01 "The tongue is the most powerful weapon on the entire planet." 39:38 "All three of the drama roles victim persecutor rescuer, they're not bad. There are times where they may be reasonable or appropriate. It's just that they're limiting." How to Get Involved:
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