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, July 9, 2015

Eliminating Extreme Behavior to Build Teams

In her Smart Senseabilities blog, Kate Nasser suggests there are five extreme behaviors that need to be eliminated for teams to function effectively. These include the following:

1. Labels and fixed definitions.

2. Gotcha behavior.

3. Sideline driving. (The work version of backseat drivers)

4. Hearing either/or when it doesn't exist.

5. Absolutes and know it all behavior.

Think about your team. Do these types of behaviors occur? If so, what is the negative impact? How can you work with individually with team members and with the group as a whole to eradicate these extreme behaviors?