I love to read and the books I read the most are about leadership. I'm always looking for what's new and exciting in leadership thinking. Wally Bock from Three Star Leadership recently reminded me and his other readers that while there are many great new books on leadership, there are some classics that are as relevant today as when they were written. He suggest five timeless classics that while published 20+ years ago still offer great advice to today's leaders. They include:
The Fifth Disciple by Peter Senge
High Output Management by Andy Grove
Corporate Cultures by Terrance Deal and Allan Kennedy
Creativity in Business by Michael Ray and Rochelle Myers
The Abilene Paradox by Jerry Harvey
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.