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 principals 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 his experience in leadership development, change leadership and employee engagement. David’s books are sold worldwide.


Richard Rierson & Matt Lillie deep dive with David on the 3 Vital Questions: 1) Where are you placing your focus?, 2) How are you relating?, and 3) What actions are you taking? These 3 questions allow us to stop “reacting” to problems and instead remind us that we are always at a “choice”. The ultimate goal is creating an outcome based mindset where we get comfortable with harnessing our anxiety and making strategic choices towards an ultimate outcome.


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