Leader in Me

Leader In Me
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.


It is based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits. At Pueblo Gardens, we use this framework to discuss 

with students how they can improve their situation and find success in their academic life.


7 Habits of Highly Successful Students


Be Proactive

Being proactive is the key to unlocking the other habits. Help students take control and responsibility for his/her life. Proactive people understand that they are responsible for their own happiness or unhappiness. They don't blame others for their own actions or feelings.



Begin With the End in Mind

If students aren't clear about where they want to end up in life, about their values, goals, and what they stand for, they will wander, waste time, and be tossed to and fro by the opinions of others. Help students create a personal mission statement which will act as a road map and direct and guide his decision-making process.



Put First Things First

This habit helps students prioritize and manage their time so that they focus on and complete the most important things in their lives. Putting first things first also means learning to overcome fears and being strong during difficult times. It's living life according to what matters most.



Think Win-Win

Students can learn to foster the belief that it is possible to create an atmosphere of win-win in every relationship. This habit encourages the idea that in any given discussion or situation both parties can arrive at a mutually beneficial solution. Your teen will learn to celebrate the accomplishments of others instead of being threatened by them.



Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

Because most people don't listen very well, one of the great frustrations in life is that many feel misunderstood. This habit will ensure students learn the most important communication skill there is: active listening.




Synergy is achieved when two or more people work together to create something better than either could alone. Through this habit, students learn it doesn't have to be "your way" or "my way" but rather a better way, a higher way. Synergy allows students to value differences and better appreciate others.



Sharpen the Saw

Students should never get too busy living to take time to renew themselves. When a student "sharpens the saw" she is keeping her personal self sharp so that she can better deal with life. It means regularly renewing and strengthening the four key dimensions of life – body, brain, heart, and soul.