From: The Maxwell Daily Reader, John C. Maxwell
Date: January 22 2016
Title: Enlarging Others
In today’s entry John Maxwell discusses a tool leaders can employee as a member of a team. He asserts those who “enlarge” other team members empower “them to be successful.” He lists four qualities which characterize an “enlarger”.
- Enlargers value their teammates – believe in your team which elevates their performance
- Enlargers value what there teammates value – relate to teammates create a strong a connection
- Enlargers add value to their teammates – work to increase the abilities of your teammates
- Enlargers make themselves more valuable – improve yourself and your skills, it is contagious
“If you want to increase the ability of a teammate, make yourself better.”
Action for Day:
Take some specific steps to enlarge your teammates today.
If I add this to early entries of the Maxwell Daily Reader, an underlying principle of leadership for John Maxwell is the betterment of others. This entry parallels the earlier entries The Law of Connection, The 30-second Rule, and Be Impressed, Not Impressive. Essentially to the ability to elevate others is to improve yourself. When this internal progress occurs it facilities the ability to motivate people.
I am starting to understand Maxwell’s form of Leadership is to push from behind, and not dictate from the front. I’m not sure if I completely agree with Maxwell; however, I am going to try his recommendations on developing people.