The 7 Habits

The Leader In Me is based on Stephen Covey's famous book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  Dr. Covey's son, Sean Covey, took these principles and created a resource titled The 7 Habits of Happy Kids to introduce the same leadership principles to children around the world. 


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

By Stephen Covey


Habit 1: Be Proactive

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

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.


Habit 3: Put First Things First

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


Habit 4: Think Win-Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others' Emotional Bank Account. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.


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

I listen to other people's ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoint. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eye when talking.


Habit 6: Synergize

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 other we can create better solutions than anyone of us alone. I am humble.


Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting enough 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.