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What is The Leader in Me?

A Whole-School Improvement Model

The Leader in Me is an evidence-based, comprehensive-school improvement model—developed in partnership with educators—that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. The Leader in Me was originally developed by educators who wanted to teach their students life skills alongside academics; as a cohort, they believed leadership, responsibility, accountability, problem solving, adaptability, and social-emotional skills were just as important as math and reading.

Origins of the Book

In this bestseller, Stephen R. Covey took the 7 Habits that have already changed the lives of millions of readers and showed how even young children can use them as they develop. These habits—be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw—are being adapted by schools around the country in leadership programs, most famously at the A.B Combs Elementary school in Raleigh. Not only does it work, but it works better than anyone could have imagined. This book is full of examples of how the students blossom under the program—the classroom that decided to form a support group for one of their classmates who had behavioral problems, the fourth grader who found a way to overcome his fear of public speaking and wound up taking his class to see him compete in a national story telling competitive, or the seven-year-old who told her father than they needed to go outside and play because they both needed to “sharpen the saw.”

Cover of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People book
Cover of The Leader in Me book
7 Habits Tree
7 Habits Definitions

How the 7 Habits Develop Social-Emotional Learning Skills:

Description of Habit 1: Be Proactive
Description of Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Description of Habit 3: Put First Things First
Description of Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Description of Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Description of Habit 6: Synergize
Description of Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw