In today's workplace, the demand for professionals who handle different abilities, in addition to the specialization of their own career, becomes greater in an increasingly competitive market. Known soft skills such as empathy, responsibility, and the ability to work in a team become paramount, according to Balvinder Powar, expert on entrepreneurship and innovation at the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.
"Throughout history, great innovators have had the same characteristics. They are persistent, have confidence in themselves, know how to work with others and influence them", stressed the expert, who visited our university to conduct a workshop and a lecture on entrepreneurship and innovation.
During both presentations the expert spoke about disruptive innovation and how it isn’t only categorized in the field of technological innovation, but is also about identifying a new market.
The expert ran the workshop "Viaje del Emprendimiento: Dentro y fuera de la Empresa" ("Entrepreneurship Tour: Inside and outside the company") for a small group of people.
“Some courage is needed to identify this new market, this new possibility. For example, if 60 years ago someone had said that in our daily routine we would carry a small metal device like mobile phones by which we could communicate with anyone in the world at the time we wanted, they would have called this person crazy; and it is true: you have to be a little crazy to innovate", added Powar.
About the presentations
Balvinder Powar, a professor at the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, visited our university to hold the workshop "Viaje del Emprendimiento: Dentro y fuera de la Empresa" ("Entrepreneurship Tour: Inside and outside the company") and the keynote lecture “Liderando a través de la Innovación: Actitud para el éxito” ("Leading through Innovation: Attitude for success") on entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership. Both presentations were organized by iLabUP and the Alumni Network, in cooperation with the IE Business School.