In Break Through To Yes: Unlocking the Possible within a Culture of Collaboration, Savage redefines successful collaboration and its power to transform teams, businesses, and organizations. Readers will understand why collaboration is absolutely necessary and its benefits, but they will also gain insights into why it fails. The author articulates brilliantly the psychology of collaboration, uncovering misunderstandings while showing readers how to open their minds and heart to work with others. They will find the tools they need to engineer successful collaboration in the family, at work, and in any society where they happen to work with others. Worksheets, questionnaires, and figures that ram through the message in each chapter. The author makes the writing even more enjoyable by seamlessly sharing personal experiences in the work. This is a brilliantly written book that comes across as a required tool for successful teamwork. Savage writes with authority and shares his experience and insights with unusual confidence.
"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."
This is an in-depth look at collaboration, from the whys to the hows. David B. Savage masterfully integrates years of experience as a negotiator with research on the hot topic of collaboration.
Collaboration is much more than simply working together. The author goes through the minute details that affect the outcome of collaboration; for the good and bad.
One of the many reasons this book makes such an impact is the author’s gift of creating stories that underscore his ideas, providing solid evidence of his recommendations.
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Better by Design
"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
- 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
Most 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
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
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- Free magazine on Sustainability published by David B. Savage and Steve Speer.
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