Alternative Career Paths For Natural-Born Leaders

by Bobby Neece

You know the quote, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” If you have spent your whole life holding positions of power in your school and community (such as school prefect, council, youth leader etc.) then you were probably born a leader. These are the people who have a natural charisma that draws people to them, like bees to nectar. They are good at convincing people – maybe even manipulating them – to do things. They can rally a crowd. More than anything, they inspire those around them.

These qualities in a person help them bring a group together; making is easier for team building activities and to inspire trust in people. So instead of following the obligatory pathway to becoming an exec and then a CEO, why not try these alternative career paths? They will be just as (perhaps more, spiritually) as a corporate career.

Become a Camp Counsellor Leaders do not necessarily have to lead all the time; they can also teach leadership. This is essentially what camp counsellors do. They work in summer camps for children, corporate retreats for adults and in adventure lands and parks teaching others how to develop skills through corporate team building Gold Coast leadership qualities and other such winning characteristics. To become a counsellor you have to go through certain training programmes and acquire a few qualifications. You have to display proficiency in at least one outdoor and one indoor skill such as athletics, horse riding or sports and arts and crafts, cooking or construction work respectively. Over the years, your experience will make you a better guide and teacher; but you need that special spark at the outset in order to truly inspire people to become better versions of themselves.

Motivational SpeakerIf anyone is half as good at public speaking as some of our world leaders today, they can call themselves a motivational speaker and earn a decent amount of money. However, the public is perceptive; simply being a good speaker is not enough today to book repeated appearances at venues. In order to be sought after, you have to be a real leader in your community. You have to be able to back up your impressive resume of motivating, team building activities Sydney, completing projects etc. with actual evidence that you have done so. You have to hold a leadership role in a society, community or company and take on projects regularly if you want to talk about it. People today do not want to hear from paper-pushers; they prefer to listen to intelligent, funny and kind people about their everyday lives and struggles.

So if you feel you can convince another person to do something great, if you can bring a group of people together and make them work towards a common goal, and if you are a good listener who understands and empathises with people you should definitely consider these career paths.