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 12, 2013

From Poor to Great Leadership

Jack Zenger, CEO of one of the world's largest leadership development organizations, recently  reported the results of research on leaders who made dramatic improvements in their leadership. Here are the behaviors these leaders used to turn around their performance.

  1. They improved their communication effectiveness.
  2. They made an effort to share their knowledge and expertise more widely. 
  3. They began to encourage others to do more and to be better. 
  4. They developed a broader perspective. 
  5. They recognized that they were role models and needed to set a good example. 
  6. They began to champion their team's new ideas. 
  7. They learned to recognize when change was needed. 
  8. They improved their ability to inspire and motivate others. 
  9. They began to encourage cooperation rather than competition.