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The Wausau School District
is the first school district in Wisconsin to adopt the
Leader In Me® program!

What is Leader in Me?

Leader in Me is an evidence-based, comprehensive model that builds leadership and life skills in students, creates a high-trust school culture, and lays the foundation for sustained academic achievement. There are over 5,000 Leader in Me schools in all 50 states and in over 50 countries. Our mission is to unleash the greatness in students, educators, and school communities everywhere.

Habit 1: Be Proactive®
Focus and act on what you can control and influence instead of what you can’t.

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind®
Define clear measures of success and a plan to achieve them.

Habit 3: Put First Things First®
Prioritize and achieve your most important goals instead of constantly reacting to urgencies.

Habit 4: Think Win-Win®
Collaborate more effectively by building high-trust relationships.

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood®
Influence others by developing a deep understanding of their needs and perspectives.

Habit 6: Synergize®
Develop innovative solutions that leverage differences and satisfy all key stakeholders.

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®
Increase motivation, energy, and work/life balance by making time for renewing activities.