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  • The session was very well received. Your suggestions were referenced many times over the rest of the meeting. Your approach is a breath of fresh air in helping my team consider different approaches to work with each other and with a very diverse stakeholder group.

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  • I can say without hyperbole that my week with Chris, Jim and the rest of the Elvis team down in Lyme Regis was one of the most enriching experiences I've had in my career. I immediately came away from the course with a new armoury of skills to help bring out my own creativity and that of others. Months on I am still feeling the effect of how the course has helped me to grow personally, in ways both tangible and tacit.

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The Creative Spark - No 4

The Creative Spark - No 4

April 19, 2017

Elvis's mission is to help people and businesses realise their creative potential. Once you discover this potential, good stuff happens. The Creative Spark was born to share some of the things that inspire us along our way. We hope you like them too.


Here at Elvis, creative leadership runs through our veins and in Jims' case so does rugby. Here, Jim explores the leadership style adopted by Eddie Jones to lead the England Rugby team to a world record and a number two world ranking. Be more Eddie, be more Elvis.


The Mad Drummer sure has Elvis in him. His creative leadership skills are unsurpassed. He isn't playing a covers session at a high school prom, in his head he's at Glastonbury on the Pyramid stage loving every minute of it.


Even with all the craziness happening in the world humanity still comes together which prompted Chris to share his wisdom. London Underground stations paved the way in inspirational quotes, filling commuters hearts with hope.


Our first Open Mastery Programme runs this summer. It will fill up fast, Louise Youll from DCM shared why: "All the creative sessions I ran in the build to the big pitch had Lyme Vegas techniques all over them!!! I want to say THANK YOU for your ongoing ever present inspiration."


Group hug.
Psychotherapist Virginia Satir said “We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” Get hugging and feel good.


Fact - We swipe, tap and pinch our phones on average 2,617 times a day, that's 1,000,000 times a year. Imagine how much time we could save and what we could do with that time by cutting that habit. Here's a simple how-to curb that desire.


Sweet, humble and inspiring Buddhist monk, Haemin Sunim teaches us about the power of slow in his new book 'How to be Calm in a Busy World'. In his quest he is rather nonchalently picked up 1.2 million twitter followers. Hear his words with Radcliffe and Maconie on BBC Radio 2. 


Storm Stella dropped some late in the season snow in NY. Amtrak beats Southern Rail hands down with their 'let's do it' new snowplough train. However, they have given a nod to Southern with their customer care mind you. Strangely addictive viewing


Author Mark Manson shares why Life Is a Video Game and gives us the cheat codes on how to make your life fulfilled and meaningful. Eloquent swearing as always. Funny and impactful.


We often hear about how dynamic companies such as Apple and Google are but not how they actually make themselves more productive and always on their best game. Here is a brief glimpse behind the scenes.


Campaign's brilliant writer Sonoo Singh spent some time with our very own Chris, discussing Wake Up! and all things Elvis, desk-side and event-side. She had some very nice things to say and left with a spring in her step. We wanted to share her inspiration.


"When we learned to cook is when we became human"

Michael Pollan

 

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