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, August 6, 2015

Sharpen Your Leadership Skills

How do you continue to develop your leadership skills on a daily basis? How do you begin to get others to recognize you as a leader?  Ritika Trikha from CareerBliss recommends seven daily practices that can help you grow as a leader.

1. Foster a reputation for being helpful and resourceful.
2. Be a self-starter.
3. Mentor someone newer.
4. Get on the radar by networking.
5. Lead collaboratively, not cutthroat.
6. Gain your colleagues' trust.
7. Encourage others through positivity.