Myth #1 - Your position as camp director makes you a leader.
Reality #1 - You become a leader by developing the trust, confidence and commitment of your staff.
Myth #2 - Leadership can't be taught, it's a personality trait.
Reality #2 - Leadership is a set of skills and behaviors that can be learned.
Myth #3 - As a a leader you should have all the answers
Reality #3 - Leaders know their limits, admit what they don't know and aren't afraid to ask for help.
Myth #4 - Your staff is here to support you.
Reality #4 - Leadership is about being a servant, supporting your staff and helping them succeed.
Myth #5 - You have to be a charismatic, extrovert to lead.
Reality #5 - Leadership comes in many styles, all of which have the potential to be effective.