David’s Books on Amazon

“Canadian collaboration expert Savage … offers a work that couldn’t be more timely. While it addresses organizational collaboration, this book could be interpreted more broadly as a treatise on building a cooperative culture within families, groups, businesses, and government. In a collection of concise chapters, Savage leads the reader through a discussion of the meaning and value of collaboration. The author supplements his own experiences over more than four decades with extensive quotes from experts and results from surveys that he conducted; in effect, he collaborated far and wide to garner input for this volume… Highly readable, informative, and well-organized, this insightful work acts as a short-form textbook on the best practices in collaboration. A valuable volume for the senior leader of any group, business, or organization who wants to build a collaborative culture.”

Kirkus Review of Breakthrough to Yes

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As reported on CBS and Fox: Two of Savage’s books were “featured business books” in June 2021

Better by Design

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“When it comes to the often daunting challenge of collaboration, most leaders wish there was a handy guide available to help walk them through uncharted territory. Thankfully, David Savage has now produced just such a resource. His new book, Better by Design: Your Best Collaboration Guide., should be part of every leaders’ toolkit. David Savage has produced a practical guide that promises to simplify the process of collaboration and enhance the outcomes of trusting relationships.” — David Mitchell, past CEO of the Canadian Public Policy Forum

Contents include:

  • Values and Ethics
  • A Graphic Overview
  • What is Collaboration?
  • Why Collaboration Fails
  • A Culture of Collaboration
  • A Collaborative Process
  • Key Elements
  • How You Show up
  • The 10 Essential Steps to Collaboration
  • A Checklist
  • An Assessment
  • Your Examples and Decisions
  • A Call to Action

Breakthrough to Yes

BreakingThroughToYes_3D_4 BreakingThroughToYes_3D_2Most industry or department heads know and understand the importance of collaboration, but many lack direction on how to accomplish it. They now have an definitive resource to build a collaborative culture that empowers breakthrough thinking for all associated with their organization.

David Savage has been a businessman leading teams for forty years. During that time he has seen repeated failures that arise through conflict, misunderstanding, misalignment of the organization and its leadership, lost productivity, wasted time and wasted resources – all of which damage the success of the organization.

With his new book, Breakthrough to Yes (working title), Savage helps a leader and his team find success through leadership, negotiation, conflict management and, most importantly, collaboration.

Filled with hundreds of leaders’ perspective on collaboration, Savage is doing what he advises others to do by sharing their diverse and influential voice in this step-by-step book to collaborative enlightenment.

Break Through to Yes – Chapters at a Glance

  • The Future Depends on Collaboration
  • Top Four Requirements of Collaboration
  • The Discipline of Collaboration
  • Opening Ourselves, Our Organization and Our Systems
  • An Assessment for Your Organization
  • Centre of Excellence in Collaborative Leadership
  • The Ten Essential Steps to Collaboration
  • The Dichotomy of Leadership Styles: Collaborative vs. Commanding
  • The Hidden Costs of Collaboration
  • Break Through

See Kirkus Review;

Breakthrough to Yes: Unlocking the Possible within a Culture of Collaboration (2018 Edition)

Break Through to Yes: The Foundations for Collaboration

Book 1 of the Collaborative Podcast Series

Break Through to Yes: The Collaborative Guest Podcasts

Book 2 of the Collaborative Podcast Series

Break Through to Yes: The 10 Essential Steps of Collaboration

Book 3 of the Collaborative Podcast Series

Break Through to Yes: Unlocking the Possible with Collaboration

Book 4 of the Collaborative Podcast Series

Additional Published Works

  • Ready Aim Excel: 52 Leadership Lessons 

An international business bestseller on Amazon featuring David and 51 other leadership experts; $25 plus shipping and handling – email me direct  Limited supplies.

  • Free magazine on Sustainability published by David B. Savage and Steve Speer.

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