What is Leader in Me?

Founded on the belief that everyone has the potential to lead, Leader in Me is a comprehensive PK–12 framework that nurtures student leadership, fosters a culture of trust, and boosts academic success. This proven approach empowers students, educators, and families with essential leadership and life skills, preparing them to excel.

Redefining Excellence in Education

New paradigms, effective practices, and real results.

Leader in Me isn’t just another leadership program. It’s a standout experience, blending a fresh approach with elite content and mentorship. Our framework offers schools the tools to make tangible advancements in leadership, culture, and academics.

Based on the SEE-DO-GET Theory of Change

When you change the way you see things, it influences what you do and the results you get.

Leader in Me Schools SEE Differently

The Leader in Me experience begins with adopting 5 new paradigms in education. Educators rediscover their passion through Leader in Me as it redirects their focus back to a deeper understanding of student achievement.


Everyone Can Be a Leader

We all have the ability to lead, serve, influence, and make a difference.


Everyone Has Genius

Recognize and celebrate the unique gifts and talents of each student, teacher, parent, and community member.


Change Starts with Me

Don’t sit back and wait for change. With this paradigm, individuals are proactive and empowered.


Empower Students to Lead Their Own Learning

See the incredible synergy that develops throughout schools, districts, and classrooms when everyone has a voice.


Educators and Families Partner to Develop the Whole Person

Schools and districts work with families to guide each child to create their own best life.

“If you want small changes, work on your behavior; if you want quantum-leap changes, work on your paradigms.”

—Stephen R. Covey

What Leader in Me Schools DO

Integrate highly-effective practices across all three areas of leadership, culture, and academics.


Start with adults learning and modeling

All adults involved in student achievement learn and model the effective practices at school, at home, and in the community.

Teach students to lead

Develop systems that give students the opportunity to lead, teach, and learn from other students in all facets of their learning experience.


Create a leadership environment

Staff, students, and families collaboratively create and maintain an environment that empowers students and communicates the worth and potential of everyone.

Share leadership

Build systems to authentically involve students in the continuous improvement of all aspects of the school and community, and provide real opportunities for them to lead, innovate, and collaborate.


Achieve goals

Everyone is aware of and can articulate the goal and current state of the progress toward achieving said goal.

Empower learners

Students use Leadership Portfolios and take primary ownership of updating, assessing, and reflecting on their progress toward their personal and academic goals.

Leader in Me exclusively incorporates FranklinCovey's Award-Winning Leadership Training for Students and Staff

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®

The world’s most influential leadership framework for personal and professional effectiveness.

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The 4 Disciplines of Execution®

A proven methodology for creating focus, accountability, and goal achievement in schools.

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Leader in Me Schools GET Real Results

Everything we do helps schools and districts succeed and drive measurable results in their key priorities and initiatives.

Leadership +
Culture +

Accelerate academic achievement

Leader in Me schools teach students important skills to help them succeed throughout their entire life, including in the classroom to enhance their academic growth.

Improve student behavior

Increase student confidence, decrease behavior incidents at school and at home, and empower students with the leadership skills to interact successfully together.

Increase teacher satisfaction

Empower teachers to lead, have a voice in decisions, and create a culture where educators want to be involved.

Cultivate family engagement

Engage families as partners in student learning and leadership development.

District Spotlight: 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.

Explore Our Evidence-Based Solutions

We offer a range of solutions designed to meet the unique needs of your school or district.
District Administrators

District Administrators

Designed to help you achieve state, district, and school priorities. Partner with a FranklinCovey coach to develop and maintain intentional focus on targeted results through an Alignment Plan, utilizing the principles and practices of Leader in Me.

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Elementary Educators

Leader in Me is a PK–12 evidence-based model focused on leadership, culture, and academics that equips students, educators, and families with the leadership and life skills needed to thrive in a dynamic world.

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Secondary Educators

Students and staff work together to develop essential leadership competencies for postsecondary readiness, increase engagement and school belonging, create high-trust school cultures through authentic relationships, and achieve breakthrough results on their important goals.

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