And [the Angel] said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but ; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Genesis 32:28Team members always love and admire a person who is able to help them go to another level, someone who enlarges them and empowers them to be successful.
Players who enlarge their teammates have several things in common.
1. Enlargers value their teammates: People’s performances usually reflect the expectations of those they respect.
2. Enlargers know and relate to what their teammates value: Players who enlarge others understand what their teammates value. That kind of knowledge, along with a desire to relate to their fellow players, creates a strong connection between teammates.
3. Enlargers add value to their teammates: An enlarger looks for the gifts, talents, and uniqueness in other people, and then helps them to increase those abilities for their benefit and for that of the entire team.
4. Enlargers make themselves more valuable: You cannot give what you do not have. If you want to increase the ability of a teammate, make yourself better.