Leader in Me


Leader In Me – Overview of Program

What is it?

It is a school based Kindergarten through Grade 6 focus established using Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It is a school philosophy, vocabulary, set of principles and the filter to use when setting priorities, initiatives, events, etc.  It does not replace current school character education programs – it enhances them.   It is not a ‘stand-alone’ health program but rather it permeates how things are done at the school.  Please refer to the information in the school agenda or visit our school library and sign-out a book all about the program.

What are the benefits?

Provides the tools for resiliency for staff and students (parents/community)

Promotes and builds leadership in staff/students

Can lead to a strong focus on social justice – service for others - efficacy

Impacts our school, parents and community through a home link


What are the 7 Habits?

ONE - Be Proactive  

  • Choose your weather – You are a product of your choices
  • Pause and consider before responding
  • Use proactive language
  • Know and understand your circle of influence vs. your circle of concern

TWO – Begin with the end in mind

  • Envision outcomes before acting
  • Set goals and targets

THREE – Put First Things First

  • Focus on top priorities
  • Identify what is most important

FOUR – Think Win-Win

  • Balance courage and consideration
  • Seek mutual benefit

FIVE – Seek first to understand, then to be understood

  • Diagnose before you prescribe
  • Listen empathically
  • Read the sign

SIX – Synergize

  • Value and celebrate the differences
  • Practice creative cooperation

SEVEN – Sharpen the Saw

  • Renew regularly – Physically, mentally, social/emotionally, and spiritually
  • Be strong in the hard moments

EIGHT  - Find your voice and help others find theirs(New Habit)- Find your Gift!  Voice is Covey's word for "unique personal significance." Those who inspire others to find theirs are the leaders needed now and for the future. (Steven Covey)

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