Meet Dave, and Dave, and Dave…. (it’s a video, click on the link)
Does your life as a camp director feel like this? If you work at a small camp this can be a reality and if you work at a larger camp, but have failed to master the magic of delegation this can also be your reality. I think this commercial for Staples gets across a great message that if you are tasked with getting everything done yourself because of a small staff (or no staff) it is okay to ask for help, in fact, Staples wants to help.
This same thing is true for the life of a camp director. It can be a lonely lifestyle. You happen to live at your work, you don’t have much of a staff team around you for months out of the year and you can get pulled into the world of “I have to do it all myself” syndrome (I like making up syndromes).
Here is my advice. Break the habit! Here are my tips to break the habit of doing it all yourself:
I know that as camp directors we are asked to do many things (many things we might not have been trained to d0), but when we get caught up in the busyness of minutia it can take our time and efforts away from the important.
I leave you with my final thought: Don’t be like Dave (the dave in the video or this dave – two dave’s is way too many!).