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Leader In Me

What is The Leader in Me?


The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model that improves the performance of all other programs. Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective

People, The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st-century. ā€“Franklin Covey Education


What are the 7 Habits?


Habit One: Be Proactive

  • I have a "Can Do" attitude and always try my best.
  • I choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I don't blame others.
  • I do the right thing even if nobody is looking.



Habit Two: Begin with the End in Mind

  • I plan ahead and set goals for myself.
  • I am prepared.
  • I think about the choices I make and how they will affect my future.



Habit Three: Put First Things First

  • I spend my time on things that are most important.
  • I stay focused on what I am doing and try to minimize distractions.



Habit Four: Think Win-Win

  • I am a problem-solver.
  • I am kind to others and try to think about what others want, not just myself.



Habit Five: Seek First To Understand, Then to Be Understood

  • I listen to other people's ideas and feelings without interrupting.
  • I try to understand other peopleā€™s viewpoints and feelings, even if they are different from my own.



Habit Six: Synergize

  • I work well in groups.
  • I know that as a team we can accomplish more than we could alone.



Habit Seven: Sharpen the Saw

  • I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting plenty of sleep.
  • I spend time with family and friends.
  • I am constantly learning how to better myself.