e-know.ca writer: David Savage

About David Savage

David B. Savage, BA (Econ), P. Land, ACC, President of Savage Management Ltd. (www.savagemanage.com) works with professionals and organizations developing their negotiation mastery and leadership strength. Savage gathers diverse perspectives together to realize breakthrough possibilities. Savage’s services include leadership collaboratives, Negotiation Mastery Circles, community engagement, organizational development, executive coaching and business consulting. Since 2000, Savage has co-founded the Kootenay Leadership Institute, the Global Negotiation Insight Institute, Beyond Yes, Synergy Alberta and the Professional Enneagram Association of Canada as well as six energy exploration firms. Savage Management serves clients around the world while living in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada.

Collaboration in our Kootenays

By David B. Savage I have been a businessman since 1975. My undergraduate degree is in Economics. In a 10-year period, my partners and I built and sold four companies. In that 10-year period, I, also, cofounded three not-for-profits. In … > Read More

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Kootenay Leadership: Collaboration workshop upcoming

By David Savage Kootenay Leadership: Collaboration Building Your Skills and Successes workshop on Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Eugene Resort (pictured above). When I met with internationally respected leaders of the Harvard Program on Negotiation starting … > Read More

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Rail trail coming closer to Jaffray area

By Dave Savage Have you enjoyed the NorthStar Trail between Cranbrook and Kimberley yet? This former railway track is now enjoyed by thousands and is an attraction to our area. Open to non-motorized vehicles, walkers and bikers, that trail is … > Read More

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But I am right!

By David B. Savage “I am right and no one is going to dissuade me! This must be stopped! We will do everything we can to kill this. Shame on Canada. We will put his through the courts and lie … > Read More

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Moving forward and working together

By David Savage Despite many challenges, a lack of funding and judgments from the outside, a group of 19 continues to commit themselves to a daunting task. On the evening of September 10, the Columbia Valley Recreational Access Council (CVRAC) … > Read More

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Let’s work together and share this great land

By David B. Savage, Savage Management Ltd. Is this the Wild West where we can do as we choose without regard for the interests of others? Do we trust special interest groups or politicians to get it right? Are you … > Read More

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Living in harmony with urban deer is violent and destructive

Letter to the Editor The following is a letter sent to both the CBC and the City of Cranbrook. CBC is my favorite media. CBC also, often, fails to provide balanced journalism. This morning, Feb. 18, at 6:40 a.m. Mountain … > Read More

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Where does busyness and leadership meet?

By David B. Savage, Savage Management Ltd. “I am all for this and I am too busy right now.” In this era, we are all guilty of being too busy. For some reason, we embrace “too busy” as a great … > Read More

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Transforming hard-line positions to shared possibilities

An opportunity for true leaders By David Savage, Lisa Nye and Sandy Masterton Our shared world is a challenging and complex space. So much of what we believe is right and common sense does not seem right or common sense … > Read More

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Negotiation success checklist

Savage Management’s Negotiator’s Notebook By David Savage Getting Ready To Negotiate Understand that Negotiation starts when the relationship starts Set your Intention and goals Bring all your wisdom Clarify your interests, vision and boundaries. Hunch their interest, vision and boundaries. … > Read More

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