Leader in Me

LeaderinMe

​Defining The Leader in Me

When asked "what skills are most important in today's workforce" common answers among business leaders include: working well with others, innovative, solution oriented and open to feedback. We have implemented the Leader in Me process to support our students in developing those skills along with subject matter knowledge.

Leader in Me is FranklinCovey's whole-school improvement process based on the idea that everyone can be a leader. This evidence-based approach empowers students with the leadership and life-skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the key frameworks of the Leader in Me process. The 7 Habits help students learn and apply social-emotional skills. Additionally, the 7 Habits give students and staff members a common language and are essential in building a strong leadership culture. Learn about the 7 Habits in schools.

Learn more about the full Leader in Me process at leaderinme.org

​7 Habits

7 habits


Based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, the Leader in Me approach builds self-confidence and skills needed to thrive in the 21st Century.

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

Acres Green Elementary School is a PreK-6th Grade school in Littleton, Colorado. We are proud to be recognized as a Leader in Me school! Students discover and practice the leadership and life skills from Stephen Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

At Acres Green Elementary, it is our passion to develop leadership in all children. As we work to integrate The Leader in Me into our school's environment and curriculum, we help our students become ready to succeed in their personal lives and in the 21st Century. They are able to think critically, communicate effectively, work collaboratively, problem solve, and be creative innovators.We strive to make a school climate and culture that promotes the greatness in all children.

Acres Green Elementary achieved Lighthouse Status in May 2015. We are now one of approximately 100 schools internationally to have achieved this high recognition!

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Research

Student Leadership Portrait   Leader in Me is an evidence-based model. Ongoing empirical research continually reveals evidence of the significant impact of the Leader in Me See studies here.


Other Links:

What is the impact (research)
http://www.theleaderinme.org/what-is-the-impact/

Research Section of Blog
http://www.theleaderinmeblog.org/category/research-briefs/

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