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, July 16, 2012

Judging Leaders

Wally Bock recently wrote in his Three Star Leadership Blog about how to judge the performance of a leader. Bock says we need to:

Judge a leader by the team's results. What matters is how the team does. If you're a leader, the team is your destiny. Performance matters.

Judge a leader by how he or she gets results. It's not enough to get good results. How you get them matters, too.

Judge a leader by how he or she helps team members succeed. You should help your members get better at the job they're doing today. And you should help prepare them for the future.

Judge a leader by the organization he or she leaves behind. This is the ultimate