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, August 18, 2015

Identifying Problem Staff

Sometimes it can be tough to spot problem staff members. While some staff members engage in negative behavior that is obvious, there are others in whom problem behavior is more subtle. Jeff Haden writing in Inc. suggests four red flags that might suggest a staff member may be a problem.

1. Staff members who act above it all.

2. Staff members who lord their experience over others.

3. Staff members who gossip.

4. Staff members who rush to grab credit.