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The Leader in Me

Why Leader in Me?


Learn why schools and districts around the world are using Leader in Me as a framework to fundamentally transform their classrooms – and their community.

See-Do-Get Cycle

A model that creates new paradigms, effective practices, and real results

Leader in Me is based on a theory of change known as the See-Do-Get Cycle. When you change the way you See things, it influences what you Do and the results you Get.




District Spotlight:

Mattoon Community Unit School District #2

Learn how Mattoon has used the highly effective practices and paradigms to drive achievement, excitement, and student-led learning for students at every age. Their focus on making learning a joyful experience and leadership a contribution each of us can make is driving results throughout their classrooms and community.

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

-Stephen R. Covey

5 Core Paradigms to SEE Differently

Educators begin to see their role, student potential, and the purpose of school culture in a new way.

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.


Everyone can be a leader

Not This: Leadership is for the few


Everyone has genius

Not This: A few people are gifted


Change starts with me

Not This: To improve schools, the system needs to change first


Educators empower students to lead their own learning

Not This: Educators control and direct student learning


Develop the whole person

Not This: Focus solely on academic achievement

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

  • teach LEADERSHIP to every student,
  • create a CULTURE of student empowerment,
  • and align systems to drive results in ACADEMICS.

Award-Winning Leadership Training for Students and Staff

Leader in Me exclusively incorporates some of the world’s most respected leadership content.

FranklinCovey is the world leader in helping organizations from all industries achieve a dramatic change in culture with award-winning content, tools, methodology, training, coaching, and best-selling books—all based on a foundation of timeless principles and proven practices.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®

The world’s most influential framework for personal and professional effectiveness.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution®

The ultimate formula for creating focus, accountability, and goal achievement in schools.

GET Real Results

Ongoing empirical research from over 30 institutions reveal evidence of the significant impact Leader in Me can have in schools, creating the conditions to drive results in the following areas:




✓ Student Behavior ✓ Staff or Student
✓ Reading Proficiency
✓ Staff Wellness
and Teaching Readiness
✓ Supportive School Environment ✓ Math Proficiency
✓ Student Leadership ✓ Student Engagement ✓ Teaching Efficacy
✓ Family Engagement ✓ Staff Satisfaction ✓ Student-Led Learning

CASEL-Endorsed Social Emotional Learning Program

A principle-based approach to leadership and life skills.

With origins dating back to the late 90’s, Leader in Me was launched in 2008 as a solution to drive results in leadership, culture, and academics. In 2018, it was evaluated by
Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), and met their requirements to be listed as a SELect Program – an important designation for many of our education clients. Leader in Me also aligns with Character Education, 21st Century Skills, Whole Child Development, and other various student development paradigms. Leader in Me supports staff and students as they:

  • Understand and manage emotions
  • Set and achieve positive goals
  • Feel and show empathy for others
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships

Leader in Me teaches foundational principles and skills that are widely accepted as essential to personal leadership such as responsibility, vision, time management, communication, collaboration, relationship building, and wellness, in order to serve all students in all communities.

A Global Community

Leader in Me is in thousands of schools in over 50 countries around the globe.

These schools are united in a common vision and purpose to empower students to be leaders, equipped with the life-skills required to succeed in a global economy. They are breaking down barriers for student success, uniting cultures, and transforming their communities.


Implementing Leader in Me

Although universal in timeless principles and student achievement, each grade level addresses relevant objectives that are unique to the school environment.


Establish a whole-child mindset with a belief that every child has genius and every student has the potential to become a leader.


Create an environment of social-emotional learning that helps every student build confidence and discover their true potential.


Create a culture led by students who are encouraged to find their voice and develop critical skills for college, career, and life.

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