Scott Savage

Scott Savage is a writer and a pastor. He lives with his wife and 3 “little Savages” in Prescott, Arizona. You can read his Hope Manifesto at

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The Hardest Transition We’ll Make: From Self-Leadership to Leading Others

Leading others involves an incredible amount of flexibility and a new set of skills. Making the professional leap from self-leadership to leading others can be a tricky transition. Here’s how to navigate through.

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Breaking Through Joy Barriers in Our Organizations

There are many things that threaten to steal our joy at work or at home. Scott Savage shares a few ways he’s found to break through those joy barriers.

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How One Woman Stole My Joy and What I Learned Fighting For It Back

In a world rocked by natural disasters, political tensions, war, racial conflict, and violent protests, is it foolish to worry about joy? Or defiant joy exactly what we need?

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Is Our Idea of Citizenship Flawed?

Is our idea of citizenship flawed? Scott Savage suggests that when it focuses only on privileges instead of service, we’re all in trouble.

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Are You Making an Impact: The Importance of Linchpins

What does it mean to be a linchpin? Would they miss you? Scott Savage challenges us to consider what we’re doing to impact our communities today.

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How to Finish Strong: The Secret You Already Know

Looking back on past success can provide clues to understand how to tackle our current goals. Self-awareness is the key to help you finish strong.

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I Hate Eggshells: Why We Avoid Tough Conversations and What We Risk in the Process

Writer Scott Savages takes a look at why we avoid tough conversations and how leaders can stop avoiding and start talking.

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Leadership is Love: Loving and Leading A Diverse Team

When a team spans several generations and has different perspectives, leadership is hard. Here are tips for loving and leading a diverse team.

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Don’t Waste a Crisis: How the Worst Thing Ever Brought Us Together

Crisis in an organization, family or community can destroy relationships. It can also bring people together. Here’s how to go from crisis to common ground.

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From Frustration to Friend: How Building Common Ground Made Us Better

Is it really possible for two people to go from constantly frustrating each other to becoming friends? That’s the power of building common ground.

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Is Anyone Listening? Lessons from the Best Graduation Speeches

Have you been tapped to give an important speech? Scott Savage shares tips from the best graduation speeches to make your preparation a little easier.

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What Would You Tell 18-Year-Old You?

If you could sit in a room with a younger you, what would you tell 18-year-old you? Inspired by Dale Partridge, Scott Savage considers the question.

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