The art of leadership: assumptions.
Simply defined, a leader is someone who has followers followers
see dairy herd. . Yet, the art of leadership encompasses more than simply having followers. For someone to have followers, she or he must have earned their respect and confidence.
Leadership occurs at all levels of an organization.
Owners, directors, administrators, counselors, counselors-in-training, campers - all are leaders in different situations.
Because leadership cuts across the entire camp community, it makes sense to examine what leadership means and to focus on how it can be nurtured and developed at all levels.
Leadership can be taught.
Although some people appear to be born leaders, all of us can develop leadership skills. We each have different leadership styles, but every person is capable of leadership.
Leaders have faith in people.
Leaders believe that human beings are inherently good and that people strive to do the right things. Thus, leaders trust others and draw out their best. Leaders expect the best performance and work to ensure that this performance occurs whether a camper is going on an overnight or a staff member is planning an all-camp event.
The best leaders are sensitive to their followers.
Those people who understand other human beings and seek to put their welfare first are the most successful leaders. Whether this means paying attention Noun 1. paying attention - paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences"
attentiveness, heed, regard to camp board members, the kitchen staff, or a 7-year-old camper, leaders must know their followers and be sensitive to their situation.
Leaders don't say, "Get going." They say, "Let's go Let's Go may refer to: Television
Good leaders are willing to take risks. They may not know the outcomes, but they have faith that everything will work out if everyone works together. Leaders see themselves as partners with others. The team is the ultimate focus of their efforts.
Leaders use their hearts as well as their heads.
Leaders analyze a situation with their heads but pay attention to what their hearts are saying. Leaders are a combination of the Lion, the Lion, The, English name for Leo, a constellation. Scarecrow Scarecrow
goes to Wizard of Oz to get brains. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
See : Ignorance
can’t live up to his name. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; Am. , and the Tin Man Tin Man may refer to:
reaches and departs from Oz in circus balloon. [Children’s Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
See : Ballooning
Wizard of Oz
false wizard takes up residence in Emerald City. [Am. Lit. . They must combine courage, brains, and heart.
Leader are self-starters.
Leaders are able to see a situation, analyze it, and respond. They combine elements of dreaming and doing. They take the initiative to find good solutions.
Leaders have a sense of humor Noun 1. sense of humor - the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous; "she didn't appreciate my humor"; "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"
sense of humour, humor, humour .
In almost any situation, humor humor, according to ancient theory, any of four bodily fluids that determined man's health and temperament. Hippocrates postulated that an imbalance among the humors (blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile) resulted in pain and disease, and that good health was eases the tension, makes people feel more comfortable, and helps a group bond together. Leaders laugh with their followers and attempt to keep a positive attitude regardless of the situation.
Leaders are idealistic i·de·al·is·tic
Of, relating to, or having the nature of an idealist or idealism.
Leaders believe in the inherent value of camp and know that they can positively impact the lives of everyone at camp. They also realize that good leadership is essential for those positive experiences to occur. With effective leadership at all levels of the organization, children and youth learn how to get along with others, how to express themselves and listen to others, how to contribute to a community, and how to become good leaders themselves.
Leaders see the big picture.
Although leaders are flexible, they always have an idea of what needs to be done. They know that the ultimate value of camp is the good it does for children and youth. Camp directors know what is necessary for a successful summer at camp. Counselors understand how to develop programs that motivate campers. Camper leaders strive to develop teamwork within their groups.
Leadership is an art.
The art of leadership can be learned, nurtured, practiced, and embodied in many ways at camps and conference centers. We hope the ideas in this issue of Camping Magazine will help you and all the leaders in your camp or center embody the art of leadership.
Our guest editor, Karla Henderson, is a member of Camping Magazine's editorial advisory board. She is a professor of Curriculum in Leisure Studies and Recreation Administration at the University of North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. , Chapel Hill. She is also an active American Camping Association volunteer.