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 22, 2013

Risk Taking

In his book Taking Smart Risks, Doug Sundheim argues that as leaders we need to make more risky decision. Not careless, but calculated, smart risks. He identifies five dangers faced by leaders who avoid risks on a long term basis:

You don’t win.
You don’t grow.
You don’t create.
You lose confidence.
You don’t feel alive.