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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2012's Best Leadership Books

Here is a list of the best leadership books of 2012 from LeadershipNow.com.

What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation by Gary Hamel

 The Strategy Book by Max McKeown

 The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

 The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership by Gary Burnison

 The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick Lencioni

 The End of Leadership by Barbara Kellerman

 Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz by Frank J. Barrett

 Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back by Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy

 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

 Turn the Ship Around! How to Create Leadership at Every Level by David Marquet

 How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen with James Allworth and Karen Dillon


 Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

 The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 by William Manchester and Paul Reid

 Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith