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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Power and Communication

Ed Batista shared three important truths in his blog that leaders need to understand about how power impacts communication.  

1) Any power we have distorts what others choose to tell us & what we choose to hear.

2) The more power we have relative to someone else, the more distortion in the dialogue.

3) Any unpleasant truths we hear from someone with less power than we have are gifts, and should be treated accordingly.