Count yourself as blessed if you've ever had a leader who believes in you. I've been incredibly fortunate over the years to have many amazing people who encouraged, corrected, recognized and challenged me. All of it was done with my best interest at heart. Through their individual and collective coaching, I was built up. I also realized that my potential was meant to be actualized. Those leaders made a major impact on my life because of their belief in my potential. If you are a leader, a big part of your job is to believe in people! Find something, in every person, to believe in. Otherwise, they shouldn't be on your team. Why? Because they will know that you don't believe in them. When that happens, they will not actualize their potential with you as the leader.