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The Leader in Me

We at Simonton Elementary are proud to be a Leader in Me School.

What is the Leader in Me?
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.
Visit the Leader in Me Blog for inspiration and resources.
Learn more at leaderinme.org

7 Habits for Students                                               
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, or watch a free 7 Habits Webinar.

Habit 1 — Be Proactive                                                                                   
You're 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.
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. I look for ways to be a good

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.
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.

Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Listen Before You 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.

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
anyone of us can alone. I am humble.
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 find meaningful ways to help others.

Parent Resources:
We at Simonton Elementary know parents play an important role in helping students
develop a deeper understanding and application of the leadership principles taught
in the Leader in Me process.

Visit the Leader in Me blog for great Leadership at Home examples or
https://www.leaderinme.org for other resources.