Leadership 1- Elective Course for 6th Grade

Leadership is an elective course for 6th graders and is a semester class.  Students will work on developing leadership, personal, and relationship skills. They learn skills to help develop a healthy self-concept, healthy relationships, and learn to understand the concept of personal responsibility. This class will have discussions and activities where self-confidence can be built based on these experiences.

Our Vision to create a culture of kindness and understanding! That is what Leadership is all about!  



Leadership 1 students will grow in character and vision will learn to be prepared for the challenges of leadership throughout their life. 

Leadership 1 classes will complete a book study on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey.


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens 

Sean Covey 

http://www.7habits4teens.com/

 

 

The Principle of Sowing & Reaping 

Sow a thought, and you reap an act; 

Sow an act, and you reap a habit; 

Sow a habit, and you reap a character; 

Sow a character, and you reap a destiny. Samuel Smiles 



THE Private VICTORY – Inside First 

Habit 1 BE PROACTIVE 

I am the force. 

 Take responsibility for your life. 

Being proactive is more than taking initiative. It is accepting responsibility for our own behavior (past, 

present, and future) and making choices based on principles and values rather than on moods or 

circumstances. Proactive people are agents of change and choose not to be victims, to be reactive, or to 

blame others. They take an Inside-Outside Approach to creating changes. 


Habit 2 BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND 

Control your own destiny or Someone Else Will 

Define your mission and goals in life. 

All things are created twice – first mentally, second physically. Individuals, families, teams, and 

organizations shape their own future by creating a mental vision and purpose for any project. They don’t 

just live day to day without a clear purpose in mind. They mentally identify and commit themselves to the 

principles, values, relationships, and purposes that matter most to them. 


Habit 3 PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST 

Will and Won’t Power 

Prioritize, and do the most important things first. 

Putting first things first is the second or physical creation. It is organizing and executing around mental 

creation (your purpose, vision, values, and most important priorities.) The main thing is to keep the main 

thing the main thing. 



THE Public VICTORY – Outside Second 

Habit 4 THINK WIN-WIN 

The Stuff That Life Is Made Of 

Have an everyone-can-win attitude. 

Thinking win-win is a frame of mind and heart that seeks mutual benefit and is based on mutual respect in 

all interactions. It’s not about thinking selfishly (win-lose) or like a martyr (lose-win). In our work and 

family life, members think interdependently -- in terms of “we,” not “me.” Thinking win-win encourages 

conflict resolution and helps individuals seek mutually beneficial solutions. It’s sharing information, 

power, recognition, and rewards.

 

Habit 5 SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD 

You Have Two Ears and one Mouth 

 Listen to people sincerely 

When we listen with the intent to understand others, rather than with the intent to reply, we begin true 

communication and relationship building. Seeking to understand takes kindness; seeking to be understood 

takes courage. Effectiveness lies in balancing the two. 


Habit 6 SYNERGIZE 

 The “High” Way 

Work together to achieve more 

Synergy is about producing a third alternative – not my way, not your way, but a third way that is better 

than either of us would have come up with individually. Synergistic teams and families thrive on 

individual strengths. They go for creative cooperation. 


Habit 7 SHARPEN THE SAW 

 It’s “Me Time” 

Renew yourself regularly 

Sharpening the saw is about constantly renewing ourselves in the four basic areas of body, mind, soul, and spirit.


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