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Leader in Me


The Leader in Me is a model of achievement, based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, that equips students with the self-confidence and skills that they need to thrive in the world today.  MSB has begun to implement the values of these habits through lessons, discussions, and experiences to help bring out each student's potential.


Habit 1

Be Proactive

You're in Charge

  • I am a responsible person.
  • I take initiative.
  • I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods.
  • I do not blame others for my wrong actions.
Habit 2

Begin with the End in Mind

Have a Plan

  • 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 missions and vision.
  • I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit 3

Put First Things First

Work First, Then Play

  • I spend my time on things that are most important.
  • I say no to things that I know I should not do.
  • I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.
  • I am disciplined and organized.
Habit 4

Think Win-Win

Everyone can Win

  • I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want.
  • I make deposits in others' Emotional Bank Accounts.
  • When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.
Habit 5

Seek First to Understand,
Then to Be Understood

Listen Before You Talk

  • I listen to other people's ideas and feelings.
  • I try to see things from their viewpoints.
  • I listen to others without interrupting.
  • I am confident in voicing my ideas.
  • I look people in the eyes when talking.
Habit 6


Together is Better

  • 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 others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone.
  • I am humble.
Habit 7

Sharpen the Saw

Balance Feels Best

  • I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep.
  • I spend time with family and friends.
  • I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school.
  • I find meaningful ways to help others.


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