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The Savage Truth

Lessons on Leadership, Business and Life from 40 Years in Recruitment

Greg Savage



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Major Street Publishing
01 November 2019
The Savage Truth is the story of Greg Savage, his stellar career in recruitment and the lessons he has learned on leadership, business and life over a career spanning four decades.

The Savage Truth is a must-read for next generation leaders and lovers of business biography. It is a book in two parts. The first part covers Greg's early life - the people and events that shaped him - and follows his career path, which took him from his hometown of Cape Town around the world before settling in Sydney. He gives an honest, open, often humorous account of his experiences, which reflect how much business has changed over the past 40 years. In the second part of the book, Greg distils his learnings into guidance and advice for his successors in the recruitment industry and, more broadly, to anyone working in business. He covers topics including building a personal brand, negotiating fees and margins, people leverage, performance management, 'Savage' leadership skills and preparing for exit towards the end of your career.

Throughout his fascinating career, Greg has learned countless lessons in leadership, business and in life. One of his greatest achievements is his success as a communicator. Greg is one of the most highly respected voices across the global recruitment and professional services industries, speaking regularly to audiences around the world. An early adopter of social media for recruiters, Greg's industry blog, The Savage Truth (, is a must-read in the recruitment industry. In November 2018, he was named one of LinkedIn's 'Top Voices'.
By:   Greg Savage
Imprint:   Major Street Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9780648515975
ISBN 10:   0648515974
Pages:   292
Publication Date:   01 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

With a career spanning four decades, Greg is a founder of four highly successful businesses, is a trusted advisor and respected voice across the global recruitment and professional services industries, and a regular keynote speaker at conferences around the world. Greg's blog, 'The Savage Truth', has more than 10,000 active subscribers, with close to a million page views a year. It has been nominated for at least 20 'best blog of the year' awards. Greg has more than 300,000 LinkedIn followers and was named one of LinkedIn's 'top voices'. Greg has been described as: 'No.1 in the small business world'.

Reviews for The Savage Truth: Lessons on Leadership, Business and Life from 40 Years in Recruitment

The Savage Truth is a playbook for managers, leaders, business owners... It takes the complex and makes it simple, relatable and executable. Read this book. Read it again, and never put it away. Charles Cameron, CEO, RCSA Australia & New Zealand To have such knowledge and commentary all captured in one document is very special. This book is a great read, written from the heart. Julie Mills, MD, APSCo Australia Greg's natural, infectious enthusiasm is captured perfectly in his book and, after reading it, you will want to follow the 'Pied Piper'. Geoff Morgan AM, CEO, Suite Black Pty Ltd, Co-founder of Morgan & Banks and Talent2 The Savage Truth could be regarded as a 'bible' for how to succeed in business. I for one will make this compulsory reading in my own organisation - it is exciting and inspirational. Geoff Slade, Chairman, Slade Group and Past President, RCSA

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