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, September 14, 2015

Micro vs, Macro Managers

Julie Winkle Giulioni, author of  Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want, recently shared this great summary of the difference between micromanagers and macromanagers on the Smartblog on Leadership. 

Micromanagers focus onMacromanagers focus on
How: Micromanagers want to dictate how to accomplish a task.What: Macromanagers are more concerned about the end product or what is delivered.
Directive: Micromanagers tend to give instructions and decrees.Direction: Macromanagers tend to determine the destination or direction and let other figure out how to get there.
Procedures: Micromanagers concern themselves with regulations, processes, and other administrative issues.Possibilities: Macromanagers focus instead on opportunities and create a compelling vision of the future.
Monitor: Micromanagers have mastered follow-up, ensuring that the commitments made have been delivered.Mentor: Macromanagers focus their energy on helping others grow and develop to reach their potential.
Compliance: Micromanagers ensure that processes have been followed and results delivered.Commitment: Macromanagers tap engagement and ensure a sustainable source of energy, ideas and deep connection to the organization’s mission.
Clearinghouse: Micromanagers serve as an orchestrator at the spoke of the wheel, accepting and funneling information where it’s required.Collaboration: Macromanagers encourage networking and connections among group or team members to ensure strong bonds and ongoing networking to serve the organization as a whole.