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.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

LinkedIn CEO's Leadership Rules

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner recently told Wharton Business School he practices three leadership rules in hiring, leading and inspiring his employees.

1. Don't tell your troops what to do. Weiner says "managers tell people what to do. Leaders inspire them to do it."

2. Hire with vision. LinkedIn hires employees with an emphasis on those who can dream of the future.

3. Focus on the next play. A great leader keeps their team focused on what's next, not past successes or failures.