Millions of students at Leader in Me Schools are learning to embrace their leadership potential. The Student Leadership Portrait™ outlines the specific skills and competencies student leaders are developing at Leader in Me Schools in order to thrive in the 21st century. The model has four broad categories, with four competencies per category, all of which help students learn to lead themselves and others.
4ER: Modeling/Inspire Trust
The ability to model high character and competence in a way that builds trust and inspires confidence.
4ER: Pathfinding/Creating Vision
The ability to work with others to develop and communicate a compelling vision and actionable plan.
4ER: Aligning/Execute Strategy
The ability to organize people, resources, and systems to successfully execute a plan.
4ER: Empowering/ Coach Potential
The ability to encourage others to use their gifts and talents to contribute to the team’s purpose.
Find Your Voice
The ability to identify one’s talents and areas of passion and the determination to develop them.
4 Disciplines of Execution
The ability to set a focused goal, identify the steps to take, track progress, and accomplish the desired outcome.
7H Paradigms + Habit 8
The awareness and ability to connect one’s unique talents and strengths to a need in the world and take principled action that creates positive change.
Habits 7 & 8
The commitment to consistently seek new knowledge and skills while maintaining personal wellness and balance.
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
The ability to develop relationships through consistent interactions that build trust and balance one’s personal needs with the needs of others.
Habit 5: Seek First toUnderstand, then to be Understood
The ability to understand and respect another person’s thoughts and feelings with the intent to see their perspective.
Habit 5: Seek first to Understand, then to be Understood
The ability to reach mutual understanding through the clear exchange of information.
Habit 6: Synergy
The ability to work together in a way that draws on everyone’s unique strengths and ideas in order to find the best solution.
Habit 1: Be Proactive
The ability to use self-awareness of thoughts and emotions to increase responsibility for one’s actions.
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
The ability to imagine a meaningful future outcome and create a plan to get there.
Habit 3: Put First Things First
The ability to plan and prioritize one’s time based on goals and values, and show the discipline to follow through.
Empowered Learning Approach
The ability to evaluate information, generate creative ideas, solve complex problems, and lead one’s learning.