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.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Stop Resisting and Be a Better Leader

While we all strive to be better leaders, are there things you could do to really accelerate your growth that you're avoiding?  Mary Jo Asmus writing for Aspire Collaborative Services suggests that all too often leaders resist the following strategies that could improve their leadership:

1. Making time to think.
2. Developing relationships
3. Having actual conversations.
4. Taking a break.
5. Coaching and developing the team.
6. Exercising, eating better and getting more sleep.
7. Developing a personal vision and plan.
9. Praising employees.
10. Delegating more.