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, February 19, 2013

Criticism of Change

When you implement change it unfortunately seems almost inevitable that you'll be criticized. While a small portion of folks might praise you, they are the minority. Why do people criticize change? Ron Edmondson shares the five most common reasons people criticize change.
Confused -These people just don’t understand the change.
Conflicted – Some people object to change because they are objecting to life. They have past hurts they can’t resolve.
Care – These people simply don’t think you care.
Control – You stepped on someone’s power.
Comfort – These critics, who are the most common group, simply don’t like change.