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Why Creativity Is The Key To Leadership

with Chase Jarvis and Cory Booker

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About The Class

There's a common misconception that artists have a monopoly on creativity… But the very act of making waves - no matter the career - is a creative one. The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show is an exploration of creativity, self-discovery, entrepreneurship, hard-earned lessons, and so much more. Chase sits down with the world's top creators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders and unpacks actionable, valuable insights to help you live your dreams in career, hobby and life.


Regardless of your political affiliation or whether you agree with Senator Booker from a policy perspective, what I want you to take away from this conversation is how wildly creative he is in a field that’s ostensibly not “creative.” When you think of creative professions, politics would probably be at the bottom of the list for most, and yet he’s proof that not only is that assumption false, but that our very definition of creativity must be reconsidered – and full of insights that can be applied to creators, entrepreneurs and really anyone with the goal of turning their dreams into reality.

  • Sen Booker is incredibly good at getting eyeballs on the causes he advocates for, and he gets into his strategy – for example, you may have heard about his pothole-fixing campaign during his time as Mayor of Newark where he asked residents to alert him to potholes via twitter which he then fixed with unprecedented speed as a way of building their trust in the city government
  • He talks very openly about the times he’s fallen short and even outright failed – and how he turned those into valuable learning experiences. For example, he was a highly touted high school football player and ended up playing at Stanford – only to ride the bench for his whole first season, an experience that got him to take a hard look in the mirror and reinvent himself
  • I’ve talked a lot about the critical importance of controlling your internal state as a precursor to success, and Sen Booker gets into that in quite a bit of depth – including a lot of specifics on the exact tactics he uses to take control during those inevitable moments where we feel control slipping away from us

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Cory Booker is one of those most compelling and dynamic voices in American politics: the former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, the subject of the 2005 documentary “Street Fight” that chronicles his initial 2002 bid for mayor, and he’s particularly engaged on the topic of education reform – a subject that’s near and dear to my own heart. He’s also an incredibly candid and open personality who’s willing to share many things that those in his position typically haven’t – which is not only refreshing but ultimately makes him that much more effective as a leader.

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    Why Creativity Is The Key To Leadership with Cory Booker


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Chase Jarvis

Chase Jarvis is a well known photographer and entrepreneur. As a photographic master, he is regularly cited as one of the most influential photographers of the past decade, having won numerous awards from Prix de la Photographie de Paris, The Addys, The Lions, Digiday, The Advertising Photographers of America, and The International Photography Awards among many others. ... read more

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Cory Booker

Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from New Jersey since 2013 and a member of the Democratic Party.  ... read more

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