Leader in Me
The Leader in Me starts from a powerful premise—every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader.
The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model and process, developed in partnership with educators. The process includes student participation in goal setting, data tracking, leadership roles, Student-Led Conferences, leadership environments, and Leadership Events.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is the foundation of the Leader In Me process. When merged with the universal, enduring principles of personal, interpersonal, and organizational effectiveness such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration, and renewal, these leadership principles create a common language and culture within the school. Another of the foundational principals of this culture is for members to find their voice (their unique gifts and talents), and to help others find theirs. Once students find their voice, they are inspired and motivated. Inspired and motivated students are intrinsically motivated to do the right thing.
These principles are not taught as a curriculum, but instead are consistently modeled by all school personnel and incorporated into coursework, traditions, and existing systems. They serve as a foundational operating system for the school, improving relationships, transforming culture, and highly motivating staff and students.