• What is the leader in me?

    Leader in Me is an evidence-based, social-emotional learning process—developed in partnership with educators—that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. 

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a key component of the overall Leader in Me process and is a synthesis of universal, timeless principles of personal, interpersonal, and organizational effectiveness such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration, and renewal, which are secular in nature and common to all people and cultures.


    What are the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People?

    1. Be Proactive - Manage feelings and stay optimistic.

    2. Begin with the End in Mind - Anticipate the good, persist, and be resilient.

    3. Put First Things First - Prioritize positive choices, plans and accomplishment.

    4. Think Win-Win - Adopt a growth mindset.

    5. Seek to Understand and Be Understood - Manage feelings and be empathetic.

    6. Synergize - Focus on strengths. 

    7. Sharpen the Saw - Take care of self and others and find meaning and purpose.


    How can parents/ guardians support thier chldren with the leader in me process?

    Parents/ guardians may choose to engage in the process as well. For example, some parents support their children by helping them set and achieve goals and track them in their Leadership Notebooks, and follow through on their leadership roles assigned by the school.

    FranklinCovey also provides parents with additional information about The Leader in Me, as well as activities parents can utilize at home to help their children become leaders.

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    What do parents whose children participate in The Leader in Me in schools think about The Leader in Me process?

    Parents of students in Leader in Me Schools report high satisfaction with the impact of The Leader in Me, according to a recent study commissioned by FranklinCovey and conducted by Lighthouse Research & Development, Inc., an independent market-research firm. The study investigated the awareness, satisfaction, and experiences of parents whose children attend Leader in Me Schools. Five schools were studied for a sample size of 248 parents, ensuring a statistical confidence rate of 95 percent with a ±6.22 percent margin of error. Results of the study include:

    • 84 percent of parents said they were satisfied or highly satisfied with The Leader in Me (rating it 5–7, on a 1–7 scale], while only 5 percent were unsatisfied (rating of 1–3). Notably, 77 percent of parents said they were highly satisfied with The Leader in Me as a whole (rating 6–7).
    • 78 percent said they were highly satisfied (rating 6–7) with how The Leader in Me has encouraged “character building and development in students.”
    • 75 percent said they were highly satisfied (rating 6–7) with “leadership qualities emerging in [their] students” as a result of The Leader in Me.
    • Although The Leader in Me is not designed as an academic program, approximately three-quarters of respondents (73 percent) reported being highly satisfied (rating 6–7) with the “academic improvements made by their students” since the implementation of The Leader in Me in their school.