Achieve Measurable Results in Leadership, Culture, and Academics.

Leader in Me, our flagship solution for schools and districts, is a comprehensive PK–12 model designed to build leadership in students, create a high-trust culture, and improve academic achievement. This evidence-based model equips students, educators, and families with the leadership and life skills needed to thrive in a dynamic world.


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.

Explore the Leader in Me Framework

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

The Leader in Me Framework provides an overview of the concepts at the heart of Leader in Me – Core Paradigms driving Highly Effective Practices to achieve Measurable Results in Leadership, Culture, and Academics.

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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.

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.

Paradigms are powerful because they create the lens through which we see the world.

-Stephen R. Covey, Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1932–2012)

Develop the Whole Person

Educators Empower Students to Lead Their Own Learning

Change Starts With Me

Everyone Has Genius

Everyone Can Be A Leader

What Leader in Me Schools DO

Integrate highly effective practices throughout a school’s culture.

The adults learn and model effective practices so students are taught to lead in a leadership environment where everyone is empowered and works to achieve individual, team, school and district goals.

Embrace Your Leadership Potential

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.

Check Out the Student Leadership Portrait Breakdown

Prepare yourself for A Career

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.

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The 4 Disciplines
of Execution®

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

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GET Real Results

Leadership – Culture – Academics

Imagine your district, school, or classroom where students and adults are leaders in their school and community, a culture where every person’s voice is heard and their potential is affirmed and students are engaged and equipped to lead their own learning.


The Secret of a Highly Successful School District:

Learn how Collier County Public Schools has successfully paired the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 4 Disciplines of Execution and achieved measurable results to improve their school ratings and help their students succeed.



How it works

A reimagined PK-12 Model

Leader in Me is implemented through a series of staff professional development sessions, annual ongoing coaching, and online resources. With multiple implementation options Leader in Me brings a flexible solution to offer leadership and life skills to all levels of a school district.

Leadership and Life Skills

Goal Setting and Achievement

School Culture

Change Management

Student and Staff Wellness

Family Engagement

Student Leadership

Educator Efficacy


Each Core level begins with a Lighthouse Team Training and a full staff training. From there, you can select the amount of implementation coaching that best fits your needs and budget. The Measurable Results Assessment (MRA) helps you identify areas for growth, guides improvement plans, and monitors progress.

Impact Journey

Impact Journeys and Targeted Coaching layer on top of this structure, creating the momentum needed for lasting, transformative change

Flexible High School Options

With two implementation models Full school Model or 4 leadership courses

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Put Your School On the Path to Greatness!

Engage faculty, students, and parents in an unparalleled journey of personal transformation and effectiveness.

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