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, April 14, 2015

I Don't Care

Jon Gordon, author of The Carpenter: A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All suggests there are 10 common ways that leaders unwittingly send the message to those they lead that they don't care. They include:

1. Not being proactive with updates on what's happening.
2. Not responsive to calls or e-mails.
3. Put the burden of the last minute on others.
4. Do the bare minimum and leave loose ends.
5. Make people feel bad about time off.
6. Stingy with thanks and compliments.
7. Multitask during important conversations.
8. Get involved in inappropriate "water cooler" conversations.
9. Keep it all business, all of the time.
10. Tone is overly harsh.