Each week our students have been participating in a part of the morning we call DEAL Time. It stands for Drop Everything And Lead. This is the time where our staff and students learn about a specific Habit, hold a class meeting, review their own progress towards meeting their learning goals, demonstrate team building, and more. DEAL time this March will focus on Habit 6: Synergize. Habit 6 is the manifestation of all the other habits working together. It means collaborating to create 3rd Alternatives rather than settling for compromise. When we Synergize, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts - one plus one equals three or more. Synergy is not about compromise. It's about coming up with something that's better than what either person had in mind.
The Leader in Me is a process of school and personal effectiveness based on timeless universal principles of leadership revolving around Stephen R. Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It teaches leadership and life skills to staff, students, and families around the idea that every child and every adult can be an effective leader in all aspects of their lives. As we live the 7 Habits, staff and students utilize their talents to improve the school, their home, and their community. The more we are involved in leadership, the more ownership we all will take in making our world a better place. Ultimately, The Leader in Me empowers each of us to be self-confident and self-reliant or independent, able to work effectively with others or interdependent, and able to make meaningful contributions wherever we choose to go in life.
Scott P. Knoebel
Scott P. Knoebel