Embrace Conflict

October 15, 2015
Hosted by David B. Savage

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Embrace Conflict with conflict resolution and difficult conversations experts; Jeff Cohen and Esther Bleuel. Key Messages 1)Dialogue allows us to create meaning together 2)Conflict, if positively responded to, can generate possibilities and strong relationships, and 3)Ethics and standards provide integrity to any process that builds understanding, trust and, ultimately, agreement. Too often, leaders avoid conflict, give in, get reactionary or waste resources focusing on being right, punishing or paying off those who oppose. Such leaders provide an incentive to be a dysfunctional team. They create teams that are just like them (homogeneous, groupthink, yes men). Around the world, the best performing teams have one thing in common, they embrace conflict, hate “groupthink” and seek out those who disagree and/ or challenge the team. Avoiding conflict is a major mistake. Conflict is positive in many ways and indicates that the organization employs and supports people who speak up

Break Through to Yes with Collaboration

Break Through to Yes with Collaboration

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Today, our world, our nations, our communities, our families, our organizations and our planet are faced with increasingly complex challenges that present massive potential risks. We are also at a time in human history where we are more educated and connected, and have resources available like never before to access for our advantage.

Seize this opportunity to join a movement of progressive, principled and successful leaders. Working together is a key strategic advantage for those leaders and organizations that build a culture of collaboration. In this program and in the book, Savage brings expertise for collaborative leaders.

Now is our time to lead more powerfully, consciously and collaboratively in ways that make our world a better place today and in the future. Leaders in companies will make this essential shift now.

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David B. Savage

David B. Savage

David is founder and President of Savage Management Ltd., The Company to Company Dispute Resolution Council. Think Sustain Ability Consultants and The Collaborative Global Initiative.

Savage Management Ltd. (founded in 1993) provides consulting, negotiation, conflict management, organizational development, stakeholder engagement, coaching and collaborative leadership services.

The Company to Company Dispute Resolution Council (founded 2004) works with companies in conflict design their own resolution process and rebuild their opportunities The Collaborative Global Initiative (founded in 2013) is a global community of collaborative and dispute resolution professionals committed to addressing and embracing conflict, and supporting a more peaceable, healthy and sustainable living environment. Think Sustain Ability (founded in 2011) is dedicated to working with organizations that actively create economic, environmental and social sustainability for today and our future. After a successful thirty-two-year career as a leader in the Canadian petroleum industry, since 2007 David has focused on engaging and developing collaborative leaders and sustainable business development.

Savage’s book “Break Through to Yes: Unlocking the Possible within a Culture of Collaboration” was published worldwide March. , 2016. According to Kirkus Reviews, “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.” Savage’s co-shared book, “Ready Aim Excel: 52 Leadership Lessons,” is an international business bestseller on Amazon.

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