Inspirable: The Greatest Skill of All
What is inspirable about? Inspirable is the capacity to make yourself more permeable to the positive behaviors of those who you connect to. Inspirable is about bonding. Seeing people who you relate to, just normal people, facing many challenges to develop, is what gets you off of the couch to imitate them. It is about joy. There is this irrational rush of energy that flows through your body every time you think about that person or group of people that inspires you. They are the ones who make your most difficult projects feel like exciting challenges rather than unbearable workloads. It is about having a beginner’s mind. It is about dropping our expectations and preconceived ideas and seeing the world with an open mind and fresh eyes. You will realize that being inspirable is the skill that opens the door to acquiring any other skill, the enabler for your growth beyond your wildest dreams. That’s why I like to say, inspirable is the greatest skill of all. This is the user’s guide for developing it.
Daniel Laya has impacted the lives of employees while leading human resources and talent development departments in multinational companies in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.
He has also supported people’s development as an executive coach certified by the International Coach Federation and as a facilitator of The Immunity to Change program. As an entrepreneur, he has been involved in the research, partnering, and founding of several human resources and technology start-ups. As Director of the Behavior Lab and professor at IE University, students have been one of his major sources of inspiration.
Understanding how people develop and what inspires them to grow has been his obsession for decades.