About Chris Savage

Chris is a story teller and gatherer who is passionate about learning and growing. He is one of Asia Pacific’s leading communications industry and professional services experts. His passion, though, is about learning, growing and continually working to be the best he can be at what he does and what he can do next.

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How To Keep The Phone Ringing

I was reminded of the biggest driver of success when giving a speech while sick as a dog last week. It keeps my phone ringing. Do you do it?

I pulled this post yesterday just as Martine was pushing ’send’. I lost my nerve, fearing it sounded boastful. Forgive me please if it does. I don’t mean it to be. It’s just a reminder of what drives success. So here it is. Shared with love.

Now, my IQ is about average. (Apparently my EQ is much worse than that!). Here’s the point. I manage to continue to thrive in my little corner of my little industry because I commit to one habit. Muhammad Ali summed it up with this powerful statement:

The Trust Test: Do You Pass, or Fail?

Trust is at the very core of reputation: for businesses, and for you and I. How’s your Trust score right now? Try my simple test to find out.

I’ve been thinking of Harvey Weinstein. And of reputation. And of our careers. Reputation is made up by two things. Each as important as the other. You can’t be good at one, and poor at another. Both have to be thriving. Here are those two pillars:

We Love You, Steve

Some say Bill Clinton is the world’s most seductive human being – because of his deep listening and storytelling skills. It’s not true. Steve is. Here’s why.

Steve Lyons passed away in a Kuala Lumpur hospital 16 years ago last week. PK was holding his hand. Mine was on Steve’s knee. He was surrounded by love. And all those who knew him and hear his name today still feel that love- just as deeply as we did all those years ago. Why? Quite simply this:

Get Gritty To Be Future-Fit

Here’s the one habit that will keep each of us relevant and valuable during times of rapid change. Do you have it?

It’s the worst of times, and the best of times. Our worlds are transforming – and fast. Now artificial intelligence is at the centre of a new wave of change.

But change is our friend. The more technology changes work and roles, the more critical one thing we humans can do so much better than a machine becomes. Hone these skills to survive and thrive. Here is what we have that will save us.

Why I Will Never Achieve My Potential

I know I could achieve more. But I haven’t. And won’t. I know why. Will you suffer my fate?

I am so grateful for what I’ve managed to do and achieve in my little career to date. Yet I am plagued with a sense I missed the boat. It’s entirely my own doing. What shackles me, and continues to do so, is my obsession with an Aussie expression and attitude that has helped me – and through emotion and arrogance, has held me back. Here it is.

The Best Advice You Will Get All Year

The new year is winking optimism, opportunity, freshness and renewal at us all. And to help make 2018 a great year, I am again sharing brilliant advice. Promise. Here it is.

I repeat this same post every Christmas. It’s that important. And somehow, I always seem to do a pretty poor job at following its key message.

I know if I can do this, it will make this year a triumph of mindfulness and happiness. It can for you too. If you’re up for it. Here’s that gem.