The Leader in Me


leader in meWe are honored to be a Leader in Me school. We are in our first year of implementation. Students who attend Hope Charter Leadership Academy will explore their own individual leadership potential through implementing The 7 Habits developed by Dr. Stephen Covey.  Hope Charter Leadership Academy is the first Charter School in Raleigh North Carolina with the destinction of being a Leader in Me school. For more information about The Leader in Me, please click on the link below:
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What are the Habits?


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. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

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 mission 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. This means I say no to things 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 — Synergize
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 BestI 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.

Habit #8 — Find Your Voice