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The Leader in Me – CFIS Book Study – Chapter 2 – Part 4

The Leader In Me – Chapter 2 Summary – Part 4

In this fourth and final summary of Chapter 2, we learn about how A.B. Combs implemented the Leader in Me.leader-in-me

The first thing that the school did was to select a theme for the school. The theme they decided on was Leadership. The magnet theme of their school was going to be Leadership.

Next, everyone was trained in the 7 Habits.

They piloted these new Leadership lessons with one class per grade level. “Lesson by lesson, the pilot teachers figured out clever ways to teach the habits, mostly by integrating the concepts into existing lesson plans.”

“Before long, discipline problems dropped and student self-confident rose noticeably in the pilot classrooms.”

At the end of the year, they discovered that tests scores improved. After analyzing the data, they found that the improved scores came from the pilot classes.

The next year, the entire school took on the leadership theme. “Motivational displays and inspiring quotes went up in the hallways. Assemblies and other school events focused on leadership.”

The “feel” of the school changed. “Students and staff wanted to come to school. Morale soared and so did enrollment.”

Since then, The Leader in Me has been implemented all around the world.

What makes The Leader in Me so popular is that “it is not a canned program or a script but rather a process that encourages staff members and students to add their talents, passions, and imagination – to make it their own.”

The chapter ends discussing the idea of Leadership.

There are two kinds of leaders:

  1. Leader of self
  2. Leader of others

“Leadership is communicating a person’s worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.” Dr. Stephen Covey

“The ultimate end in mind is for students to develop the skills and mindsets that will allow them to lead their own lives, to be able to work effectively with others throughout life, and to make a meaningful contribution wherever they go in life – at home, at school, at work, at play.”


That ends chapter 2. I hope you found these summaries helpful.

Thank you,


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