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Transform Workplace Drama with the 3 Vital Questions

If you have ever experienced infighting, such as a team or a department pitting itself against another team or department; if you have ever worked for a micromanaging and overbearing boss; if you have ever navigated the changes that come with a merger or other significant restructuring process, then you have had a front-row seat to organizational drama. 

At a minimum, workplace drama causes inefficiency, frustration, and waste. The personal costs to those who work in organizations is immeasurable.

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Why are the 3 Vital Questions® frameworks so effective? First, they are simple and memorable. But to apply these tools to make a real difference in the workplace means learning new ways of thinking, relating, and taking action. We give you the support you need to make these breakthroughs a reality. You’ll learn how to upgrade mindsets, transform drama into empowered relationships, and create meaningful outcomes for individuals, teams and organizations!

Here are the 3 Vital Questions

“It is impossible to describe what a profound impact the 3 Vital Questions have had on my life, personally and professionally.”
—Chris Nagel, Director of Leadership & Team Development, Cleveland Clinic

Vital Question 1

Where are you placing your focus?

Are you reacting to the problems that trigger your anxiety or are you creating outcomes that matter to you?

Vital Question 2

How are you relating?

How are you relating to others, to your experience, and even to yourself? Are you relating in ways that produce or perpetuate drama, or in ways that empower others and yourself to be more resourceful, resilient, and innovative?

Vital Question 3

What actions are you taking?

Are you merely reacting to the problems of the moment, or are you taking creative and generative action—including the solving of problems—in service to outcomes?

Most Effective Framework

“This is one of the most effective frameworks I’ve come across as an executive coach to help clients gain clarity and insight about what drives their behavior along with the tools to make empowered choices that are aligned with their values and aspirations.”

— Children’s Hospital Colorado

Learn how to apply the 3 Vital Questions

The 3 Vital Questions® leadership frameworks were co-created by David Emerald, author of 3 Vital Questions: Transforming Workplace Drama, and Donna Zajonc, MCC.