The Leader in Me – The 7 Habits

The Leader in Me - What is it?

'If you inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams


The Leader in Me is a whole-school Transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer, it improves performance of all other programs.  Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me produces transformational results such a higher academic achievement, fewer discipline problems, and increased engagement among teachers and parents.  The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy. As a whole school we are explicity teaching the language associated with the seven habits within each classroom.  This is embedded within not only our curriculum, but our whole school environment and culture.  You may hear your child come home and use language such as, think win-win, or put first things first.

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'As you teach these principles to young students you will be creating a generation of leaders, one child at a time" Dr. Stephen R. Covey

Key skills that businesses and educators have identified as vital to the futures of today's students are developed within The Leader in Me process.

These skills include:

  • Leadership
  • Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Initiative and self-direction
  • Cross-cultural skills
  • Responsibility
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork


The Seven Habits:

  • HABIT 1:  Be Proactive - You're in Charge
  • HABIT 2:  Begin With the End in Mind - Have a Plan
  • HABIT 3:  Put First Things First - Work First, Then Play
  • HABIT 4:  Think Win-Win - Everyone Can Win
  • HABIT 5:  Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood - Listen Before You Talk
  • HABIT 6:  Synergize - Together is Better
  • HABIT 7:  Sharpen the Saw - Balance Feels Best