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, August 29, 2012

Six Words for Inspiration

Sharon Daniels, CEO of Achieveglobal, writes that there are six key words that leaders should focus on when contemplating how to inspire employee performance. Those words are...

I KNOW - Give employees the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills.

I CARE - Help employees take ownership through involvement, autonomy, recognition, etc.

I CAN - Remove barriers and give employees the resources to do a great job.

Inspired employees are those who can say they know, they care and they can.