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.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Being Extraordinary

What makes a leader extraordinary? Kevin Wilde, the Chief Learning Officer at General Mills identified two traits in researching his book Dancing with the Talent Stars. His findings parallel the results of other research in this area. The first skill he found in extraordinary leaders is the ability to provide clear, strategic direction. The second skill is the ability to take bold, decisive action. These two strategic behaviors differentiate the average leader from the transformational leader that creates extraordinary results.