The 7 Habits
Developing Leaders with 21st Century Skills
The Leader in Me is an innovative, schoolwide model that emphasizes a culture of student empowerment and helps unleash each child’s full potential. Applying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, teachers and students internalize timeless leadership principles that nurture the skills students need for success in the 21st century.
Adopted from The Leader in Me Website http://www.theleaderinme.org
Learning the 7 Habits, students acquire valuable leadership skills that they can apply to everyday home and school life. Some of the skills that students learn:
· Goal Setting
· Envisioning outcomes
· Time Management
· Positive Problem Solving
· Creative Cooperation
· Communication Skills
· Listening Skills
· Healthy relationships
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
October/ Habit 1: Be Proactive (You are in charge)
I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
November/Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind (Have a plan)
I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision, and look for ways to be a good citizen.
December/Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work first, then play)
I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
February/Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone can win)
I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.
March/Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood (Listen first, then talk)
I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.
April/Habit 6: Synergize (Together is better)
I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than any one of us alone. I am humble.
May/Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance feels best)
I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I take time to find meaningful ways to help others.June/ Review