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.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Leadership Behaviors that Matter Most

In recent research the consulting firm McKinsey & Company sought to identify what leadership behaviors make the most difference. They looked at 20 leadership behaviors and found that four behaviors explained 89 percent of the variance between strong and weak organizations in terms of leadership effectiveness. The four leadership behaviors their research found make the most difference include:

1. Solving problems effectively.

2. Operating with a strong results orientation.

3. Seeking different perspectives.

4. Supporting others.