The Leader in Me

How do the 7 Habits Help the Hive?

The Leader in Me Program

The Leader in Me program helps hornets become lifelong leaders. By using what is called the 7 Habits children learn to be responsible, work with and think about others, and simply become better people. Also, this program helps students feel confidence in the fact that they can be a role model and choose how to lead their life at home, school and in their community. Lastly, these habits will help hornets lead a better life in the future because they have practiced necessary and very useful skills they will need when they have a job in the world as an adult. In my opinion, the Leader in Me Program is a fantastic tool for students to use in their life.

Habits Seven, One, Two, and Three are All About Me!

By practicing Habit One, Be Proactive, Habit Two, Begin With the End in Mind, Habit Three, Put First Things First, and Habit 7, Sharpen the Saw children learn skills that teaches them to have good character. By being proactive a student learns that they are in charge of their actions, moods, and attitude. This habits also helps kids become very responsible people which is a fantastic trait to possess. Habit Two teaches children how to plan ahead and set smart goals to help them become better people. Putting First Things First helps students understand that it is very beneficial to prioritize things like homework and chores and do important things such as these before doing something that is not completely necessary like playing outside. Lastly, Sharpening the Saw helps students in four areas, taking care of their body, mind, soul, and heart. This teaches kids to eat healthy, try to learn new things, go to church or spend some time relaxing, and simply have fun with friends and family. These four habits really help kids develope into a great person.

Habits 4, 5,and 6, Do Not Fear, Work with your Peers!

By using Habit 4, Think Win-Win, Habit 5, Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood, and Habit 6, Synergize children learn how to be the best they can be for their classmates. When they practice Thinking Win-Win students learn to incorporate what they want with what others want. For example, when kids are at recess and one might want to play one thing and the other may want to play another. If they are demonstrating Habit Four by considering the other and might combine the two games or play one for a certain period of time the the other for the rest of recess. Habit Five helps children stop and and make an effort to understand the thinking of a classmate before getting their point across. The final habit is manditory for working with peers. This habit is Synergize! After being taught to Synergize students will value the strengths of others and will know that two heads are normally better than one when it comes to finding a solution to a problem. When students demonstrate these three habits they will be an expert at working with others.


In conclusion, the 7 Habits and the Leader in Me program helps children in schools across the nation, let alone Graden Elementary, become all around better people. Students have learned that anyone can be a leader with a little effort and the motivation to do the right thing. Since kids are being taught these vital life skills while they are young they will be an incredibly successful adult in the years to come. This program is shaping the role models of the next generation.