DCL 3.5 Instruction | See Everyone as a 10

Video Presentation: Tom Atema, VP of International Ministries and Strategic Partnerships, EQUIP

The 360 Degree Leader respects and values people—leaders, peers and followers. The optimistic, uplift­ing attitude of an effective leader creates a positive working environment where everyone on the team has a place and purpose – where everyone shares in the win. If you want to be highly effective in build­ing up people and encouraging them to reach their full potential, here are some suggestions:

  • See their potential—who they can become.
  • Believe in them.
  • Commend them for even small accomplishments.
  • Build them up by encouragements.
  • Treat them with respect and dignity.


Biblical Case Study: Samuel and David (1 Samuel 16:1-13)

Even though David’s parents, brothers and King Saul did not see David as possessing leadership poten­tial, Samuel saw him as a “10.” David’s friend, Jonathan, also gave him the “10” treatment. When all others saw David as only a shepherd boy, Samuel and Jonathan saw him as the next king of the nation! They saw his potential, encouraged him, and treated him with honor and respect long before he wore kingly robes.



  • What potential do you see in your team? Who do you envision them becoming?
  • How can you encourage them in their potential?


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