7 Habits & Leadership


7 Habits Implementation

We are beginning implementation of THE LEADER IN ME PROGRAM. During this first year, we will focus on students learning the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. We will also begin helping students set goals and find ways to use their personal talents and skills through various leadership opportunities.

Youtube Videos About the Leadership/7 Habits Program

AB Combs Teaching the 7 Habits
AB Combs More Ways of Teaching Leadership
Moss Middle School
LaSalle Springs Middle School
Maryville Middle School
Martin Petitjean Elementary School
Silver Lake Elementary
Fox Elementary School
Jack Elementary School (Part 2) (Part 3)
Why Leadership Anyways (Ted Talk)
SHEA Home Builders -- Business success story
Be a Masterpiece -- What's it really all about!
North Cow Creek Elementary -- Coming soon! 

Resources for Home

Following are some resources parents can use with their students at home.It is our hopes that students will demonstrate the habits both at home and at school.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Defined: 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. 

Hand Signal: Place your thumb to your chest.

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind

Defined: 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 citizen.

Hand Signal: Begin (point to your feet) With the End (both hands point to the sky) in Mind (point to your head).

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Defined: I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to the things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

Hand Signal: Hold up your index finger each time you say the word "first."

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Defined: I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want.When conflicts arise, I look for a win-win solution.

Hand Signal: Think (point to your head) Win (one hand out, palm open) Win (the other hand out, palm open).

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Defined: I listen to other people's ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoint (paradigm). I listen to others without interrupting. I listen with my ears, my eyes, and my heart. I am confident voicing my ideas in a respectful way.

Hand Signal: Place your hand over your brow like you're looking over the horizon, then cup both hands behind your ears.

Habit 6: Synergize

Defined: 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 because I know that by teaming with others, we can create better solutions than any one of us can alone. I look for Third Alternatives.

Hand Signal: Put your hand out toward the opposite forearm and grab your forearm. Then shake your arms up and down like a "mixer."

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Defined: I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep(body). I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school(brain). I spend time with family and friends (heart). I take time to find meaningful ways to help people (soul). I balance all four parts of myself.

Hand Signal: Pretend you are sawing a tree.


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