The Leader in Me

Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model and process developed in partnership with educators that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. 


The Framework provides a unique approach to integrating highly effective practices throughout a school’s culture.

Instead of focusing on academic measures alone, Leader in Me embodies a holistic approach to education, redefining how schools measure success. This approach empowers educators with effective practices and tools to:

  • teach LEADERSHIP to every student,
  • create a CULTURE of student empowerment,
  • and align systems to drive results in ACADEMICS.
Leader in Me helps schools create well-rounded learners by developing the whole-person and preparing students to become life-ready leaders. Their process unites students, staff, and families around a common goal to prepare students with college, career, and life-readiness skills that are necessary to thrive in today's ever-changing, fast-paced environment, like: 
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Self-Discipline
  • Vision
  • Initiative 
  • Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Goal Achievement 
  • Public Speaking
  • Global Awareness
  • Social and Emotional Awareness
  • Teamwork
  • Listening Skills
  • Time Management
  • Leading Projects
  •  Self-Directed Learning
  • Valuing Diversity
  • Problem Solving 
The See-Do-Get Cycle is a model that creates new paradigms, effective practices, and real results. Leader in Me is based on this theory of change. When you change the way you SEE things, it influences what you DO and the results you GET
5 Core Paradigms to SEE Differently
The Leader in Me experience begins with a whole new paradigm for education.Educators rediscover their passion through Leader in Me as it redirects their focus back to a deeper understanding of student achievement. This allows educators to begin to see their role, student potential, and the purpose of school culture in a new way. 
These 5 Core Paradigms are:
  1. Everyone can be a Leader.
    1. Not This: Leadership is for the few. 
  2. Everyone has Genius.
    1. Not This: A few people are gifted. 
  3. Change starts with Me.
    1. Not This: To improve schools, the system needs to change first. 
  4. Educators empower students to lead their own learning.
    1. Not This: Educators control and direct student learning.
  5. Develop the whole person.
    1. Not This: Focus solely on academic achievement. 

"If you want small changes, work on your behavior; if you want quantum-leap changes, work on your paradigms."

-Stephen R. Covey

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