Collaboration and Critical Thinking in This Age of Lies

February 23, 2017
Hosted by David B. Savage

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Lies, alternate facts, fake news, goldfish, can’t discern news, advertising, social media, tar sands, Hollywood stars, Hemisphere, SLO nukes, teaching, Standing Rock, blameing, anger, fear, barriers to communication ... Today, we explore and delve deeper into all these issues. Why it is more difficult to collaborate, or even dialogue, these days. Why does it seem increasingly difficult to get disparate groups of people to work together? Whether politically, economically, environmentally or socially, the conversations are increasingly acrimonious, accusatory and less truthful. What is “truth” and how do we talk to one another in these polarized conversations? What are the techniques and skills needed most today? How are successful collaborations designed? What can help us today? Do we really have a shorter attention span than goldfish? What is Critical Thinking? What resources are available to help us understand one another? We listen to Win, Win, Win or Walk Away. Join our talk.

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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.

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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