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, July 25, 2012

Confidence and Success

I recently came across an interesting blog post by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a professor of Business Psychology at University College London. He believes that if your confidence is low, you stand a better chance of succeeding than if you have high self-confidence. There are three main reasons for this:
  1. Lower self-confidence makes you pay attention to negative feedback and be self-critical.
  2. Lower self-confidence can motivate you to work harder and prepare more.
  3. Lower self-confidence reduces the chances of coming across as arrogant.