What is the Leader in Me?
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 as higher academic achievement, fewer discipline problems, and increased engagement among teachers and parents. Better yet, The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy.
The Leader in Me model will guide students to learn the 7 Habits of a Happy Kid!
Kingdom students will join Goob Bear, Sammy Squirrel, Jumper Rabbit and more as they learn life lessons using the 7 Habits. The Leader in Me will teach our students the power of living by principles.
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids introduces young readers to the popular Covey family “7 Habits” through an irresistible cast of characters and entertaining stories. From being proactive all the way to sharpening your saw, this kid-friendly book has a fully illustrated story to introduce each of the 7 Habits. Students will follow the same adorable group of characters who live in 7 Oaks throughout all seven stories
Habit 1 — Be Proactive
You’re in Charge
I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind
Have a Plan
I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit 3 — Put First Things First
Work First, Then Play
I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
Habit 4 — Think Win-Win
Everyone Can Win
I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.
Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Listen Before You Talk
I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.
Habit 6 — Synergize
Together Is Better
I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.
Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw
Balance Feels Best
I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.
We only get one chance to prepare our students for the future. What are we going to do with that one chance? – Dr. Stephen R. Covey, The Leader in Me