The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 11, 2012 - Self-Help - 272 pages
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Children in today's world are inundated with information about who to be, what to do and how to live. But what if there was a way to teach children how to manage priorities, focus on goals and be a positive influence on the world around them?

The Leader in Meis that programme. It's based on a hugely successful initiative carried out at the A.B. Combs Elementary School in North Carolina. To hear the parents of A. B Combs talk about the school is to be amazed. In 1999, the school debuted a programme that taught The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peopleto a pilot group of students. The parents reported an incredible change in their children, who blossomed under the programme. By the end of the following year the average end-of-grade scores had leapt from 84 to 94.

This book will launch the message onto a much larger platform. Stephen R. Covey takes the 7 Habits, that have already changed the lives of millions of people, and shows how children can use them as they develop. Those habits -- be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw -- are critical skills to learn at a young age and bring incredible results, proving that it's never too early to teach someone how to live well.

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User Review  - karynwhite - LibraryThing

An easy text to read with good examples from mainly American primary/elementary schools. And given it's set mainly in America, it can be a bit 'American' in tone and style of writing for the foreign ... Read full review

The leader in me: how schools and parents around the world are inspiring greatness, one child at a time

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Verdict: It is somewhat unclear whether there were any true challenges in implementing the Seven Principles at A.B. Combs. Still, a work about revamping education written this inspiringly should ... Read full review

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Recognized as one of Time magazine’s twenty-five most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey (1932–2012) was an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author. His books have sold more than twenty-five million copies in thirty-eight languages, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. After receiving an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, he became the cofounder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, a leading global training firm.

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