Welcome to the Summer Camp Leadership blog. For those of us who lead summer camps, making a positive difference in the lives of young people is our passion. Turning that passion into a reality, however, takes more than the ability to lead songs, teach archery or plan craft projects. Creating camp experiences that truly transform lives takes leadership. Leadership that creates a vision for the future, leadership that inspires and engages others, leadership that remains focused and stays the course. My hope is through this blog you'll find ideas, inspiration and tools to help you be a great summer camp leader.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Love as Leadership

Herschend Family Entertainment is one of the country's most successful operators of theme parks and attractions such as Dollywood and Silver Dollar City. HFE has a strong organizational culture that is crucial to its success. One of the keys to developing and maintaining that culture is their commitment to servant leadership. Joel Manby, President and CEO of HFE, writes about the organization's approach to servant leadership in his new book, Love Works. Manby identifies seven principles that serve as the foundation of HFE's model of leadership.