Passion is energy, and energy is what makes the world go round. According to Silvia Leal, 15% of people wake up every morning with a motivation to accomplish something, and this motivation makes a positive influence on the possibility of success (35%). Organizations need leaders able to inspire passion in their teams, giving them the necessary freedom to generate innovative and out-of-the box solutions. People innovate only if they believe that they are able to do it. Optimism, self-control (the feeling of being the master of one’s life) and learning motivation are key to becoming inno-leaders. This is the opinion of the author of Ingenuity and Passion she shared during a workshop for entrepreneurs held on 30 September at BBVA Innovation Centre. She goes on to explain that after all everything is a matter of attitude. There are many factors that affect one’s life, but our attitude to a project determines its success or failure. Corporate Excellence can’t but agree with this point. Action driven by a dream, an objective, and one’s identity is what truly makes a difference, and this is applicable not only to persons, but also to organizations. This thesis is also explained in the book Brands that Dream by Xavier Oliver, which we shared with our readers earlier.
Experts and great thinkers who inspire us, such as Silvia Leal in this case, or Emilio Duró, Mario Alonso Puig and Josep Santacreu, argue that the biggest enemy we all have is our fear, and that this fear does not have anything to do with the reality, it exists only in our mind. All experts insist that all our actions should come from inner motivations, and that everything we say and do should be in line with our true identity.
We are glad to spread the word that Silvia Leal’s book Ingenio y Pasión will be presented this week in Madrid. The event is scheduled for 15 October at 7 p.m. and will take place at IE Business School. If you want to know more about innovation and leadership, don’t miss this opportunity. Apart from that, Corporate Excellence recommends its readers to register for Silvia Leal’s MOOC on innovation at LID Publishing House. Rumour has it that she is a friend of Diana, the main character of Diana’s Adventure (La aventura de Diana) by Ignacio Villoch – his new manual on innovation which we have just received and consider a must read for all professionals who look for ways to see things from a new perspective.