An Important Trait Of Great Leaders

Cody Dakota Wooten, C.B.C.
4 min readFeb 24, 2024

Why It Is Incredibly Necessary To Success

I see many Leaders who say they want to attain huge Goals.

It’s an awesome thing to see, but I find there is something that stands in the way of most Leaders.

Do you know what it is?

The ability to Believe that they may be Wrong.

Or, at the very least, Understand that it is valuable to Understand they may be wrong frequently.

Why is this so Important?

Well, simply put, it’s the Truth.

I don’t mean this to be mean or anything, it is just a part of being Human.

I am no different — I frequently find myself wrong in Life.

You need to Approach situations with the Belief that you may be Wrong from the start.

I see Leaders go into situations where they 100% Believe they know EXACTLY what is happening.

But do you know what I see 95% of the time when I’m in the same room as these Leaders?

Missed Opportunities.

Left and right.

I see other people in the room who hold their tongues, give looks toward each other, and pretend not to have Ideas of what went wrong or why certain events happened.

All of these problems and more.

All because the Leader already assumed they knew everything.

Often in these Organizations, I see those same Leaders who “knew everything” unable to Figure out how things could be going so terribly wrong.

In almost every bad Organization I see, I also find Leaders who are seeking to be Understood instead of looking to Understand.

What do I mean?

The role of a Leader should be to guide an Organization into the Future.

To accomplish this, they need to have their hands “off” of other processes so that they can put their Focus on that.

However, this process when done incorrectly also makes the Leader completely Blind to the Realities of their Organizations.

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Cody Dakota Wooten, C.B.C.

Founder of the Leadership Guide, helping Entrepreneurs, C-Suite Executives and Business Owners unlock their Heroic Potential, and Evolve into Legendary Leaders