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 29, 2013

Organizational Decline

How do you know when you organization is in decline, even when the outward signs (camp attendance, revenue, etc.) say otherwise? Look for these these symptoms suggested by 
Rosabeth Moss Kanter that indicate your organizational culture is warning you of an impending decline.
Communication decreases. 
Criticism and blame increase. 
Respect decreases. 
Isolation increases. 
Focus turns inward. 
Rifts widen and inequities grow. 
Aspirations diminish. 
Initiative decreases. .
Negativity spreads.