About The Leader in Me




    What is "Leader In Me"?

    • A process that helps develop the essential life skills and characteristics students need in order to thrive in the 21st century.
    • It uses Stephen Covey's, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People model, tailored to children and teachers in an educational setting.
    • Currently, it has been rolled out to over 650 schools worldwide.

    Why is it good for my children?

    • Personal leadership-being accountable for actions and attitudes
    • Initiative and self-discipline, making healthy choices
    • Ability to work well with others, cross-culturally and in teams
    • Effective communication and listening skills
    • Ability to solve complex problems and creative thinking skills
    • Inspires greater self-confidence with a belief that every child can be a "leader of their own life", has unique talents, and can make a difference.
    • Teaches skills needed to be successful in the 21st century.

    What types of results are expected?

    • Increase academic achievement and decline in discipline problems
    • Increase student self-confidence, improved social and life skills
    • Increase student, teacher, and parent satisfaction with their education

    How is the process implemented in schools?

    The "Leader in Me" process takes 1-3 years to become fully implemented into the school's culture.

    Year 1 Goals:

    • Create a shared vision of your ideal school and understand the leadership model
    • Train the staff in the 7 Habits to establish a common language and culture
    • Provide Implementation training for the staff to learn how to teach the Habits and create an environment of leadership in their classroom
    • Create Lighthouse Leadership Team to ensure a successful implementation
    • Provide student leadership roles.

    Year 2 Goals:

    • Implement Leadership notebooks to help students set academic and personal behavior goals to track their learning progress
    • Provide more opportunities for student leadership
    • Implement action plans created by the Lighthouse team in the following areas:  Leadership, Environment, and Traditions.

    Year 3+Goals:

    • Continuous improvement efforts to ensure the new leadership culture is sustainable long term