Scott Savage

Scott Savage helps wounded and cynical people find freedom and forgive those who hurt them. His newest resource, It’s Not What You Think, will help you identify the 11 lies you’ve been told about forgiveness.

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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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When You Want to Give Up: Responding to Frustrations While Leading Change

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Has it ever been more difficult to be patience? Today, patience can seem as optional and unnecessary as ordering a DVD from Netflix when it’s available for instant streaming. The explosion of technology like Amazon Instant, Spotify and UberEats has removed barriers which formerly…

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Bacon, Tom Brokaw and Me: This is How We Change the World

Do you remember the world before social media? As an older Millennial, I remember it very vividly. If you missed a commercial during the Super Bowl, you couldn’t go to YouTube to watch it again. If your friend got engaged, you had to wait until you saw them to check out their ring and hear…

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The 5 Most Important Hats You Can Wear as a Leader This Year

It’s funny how something as little as one number can massively change how we feel about our lives. The move from one year to the next creates anticipation, expectation, dread, and even anxiety. During the first few days (or even weeks) of a new year, we wrestle with our desire for change and the sense…

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This is About That: Deconstructing Your Approach to Preparation

  “Your past isn’t your past if it’s still affecting your present.” -Pete Wilson, best-selling author My wife and I read very different books. I’m into non-fiction books of the leadership, business, self-help and spirituality variety. She reads science-fiction fantasy sagas. While we were dating, I tried to get her to read books I enjoyed…

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Undervalued: Why Preparation is Your Next Best Investment

Can you remember watching your dad shave when you were a little boy? Or watching your mom put her makeup on in the morning? I wanted to be like my dad, and I think I even had a little toy razor so I could imitate him. Admiring and even envying the achievements of others is…

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Hoarders: Leadership Edition

Have you ever seen the TV show, Hoarders? It’s not a show for the faint of heart. The reality of these people’s homes is somewhere between gross and gut-wrenching. As you watch the show, you learn the people facing these issues with hoarding are dealing with stuff far deeper than their piles of garbage. They are…

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Receiving Leadership Lessons Via a New Antenna

Have you joined the revolution? The New York Times reports that while “cable is the dominant mode of TV delivery for all age groups…nearly a fifth of younger adults don’t subscribe and are content to connect their TV to the Internet or use antennas for broadcast.” My wife and I ditched cable in 2009, as…

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How Successful People Manage Time

Do you ever feel overwhelmed as a leader? Me too. Maybe you’ve had this thought, “I have way too much to do and not enough time.” Or you regularly leave work with a stack of stuff unaddressed or undone. I’ve learned the most important person a leader I will lead is myself. In my opinion,…

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Leaving Well: 9 Steps to Shape Your Legacy

  “I quit!” Millennials are changing the way Americans think about work. A recent Gallup study revealed some fascinating data. “Millennials are the most likely generation to switch jobs. Six in ten millennials are open to new job opportunities. Millennials are the least engaged generation in the workplace.” While some will say that “Millennial job-hopping”…

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