Understanding Place As A Leader

Cody Dakota Wooten, C.B.C.
3 min readDec 2, 2023

Using It To Inform Your Success

One of the best things about life is that we are all human.

It is also one of the most difficult aspects of life.

This fact of life tells us a few things.

We all have different Places we are in life.

We all have different Goals, Desires, and Motivations in life.

From the Leadership perspective, this can either be your greatest Weakness, or most powerful Strength.

It is also important to understand these both from a personal perspective, as well as a Team and/or Organizational perspective.

From the personal perspective, you need to know what your Place is.

Many people will try to tell you where your Place should be.

Most of them will be wrong.

Only one person can determine where you should be — You.

We do need to be realistic about it as well.

Our Place right now doesn’t always have to be our Place.

However, we need to understand and Succeed in our current Place if we hope to Grow to the Place we want to be.

Or perhaps you are exactly where you want to be, and you love the Place you currently are.

You may have people tell you that you need to go further, but you don’t have to if this is where you want to be.

It is alright to have simple Goals, Desires, and Motivations in life.

It is alright to have grand Goals, Desires, and Motivations in life.

As long as they are what you want.

We can then expand this into Teams and Organizations.

Every person on your Team and in your Organization is also an individual.

Every single one of them have their own Goals, Desires, and Motivations in life.

You may believe you know where their Place should be, but you must be wary of assuming.

What you believe may not be what they believe.

You may want someone to go to the top, but they are perfectly happy where they are.

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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