1,100 Elementary Schools Adopt The Leader in Me, Franklin Covey’s Education Process for School Transformation: Nearly 550,000

  1,100 Elementary Schools Adopt The Leader in Me, Franklin Covey’s Education
  Process for School Transformation: Nearly 550,000 Students and 49,500 School
  Staff Trained

The 7 Habits and The Leader in Me Inspire Students in Schools to Become 21^st
Century Leaders

Business Wire

SALT LAKE CITY -- February 12, 2013

Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) announced today that 1,100 schools from more
than 20 countries have now adopted The Leader in Me, Franklin Covey’s
education process for school transformation withinelementary schools.  Nearly
550,000 students and 49,500 school staff have been trained in the process,

The Leader in Me is a whole-school, transformation process which emphasizes
leadership skills development and creates a culture of student empowerment.
Included, is content from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, authored by
Stephen Covey, which inspires youngstudents at elementary schools to develop
the skills and self-confidence to lead their lives and succeed in the 21^st
century. Principles from Stephen Covey’s book, The Leader in Me: How Schools
and Parents Around the World are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time, are
also included. The book chronicles how extraordinary elementary schools are
teaching the same leadership principles, which have guided corporate and
government boardroom decisions for years, to elementary school age children.

"We are delighted to add another 450 schools to those who are utilizing The
Leader in Me process,” said Sean Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
and Education Practice Leader, Franklin Covey Co. “These schools provide an
inspiring culture where students develop the needed skills to meet the
challenges they will face as future leaders. We are honored to partner with so
many dedicated educators, parents, community leaders and sponsors across the
globe who help children achieve extraordinary results, not only in school, but
in every aspect of their lives.”

The Leader in Me education process integrates the principles of personal
leadership and effectiveness in everyday, age-appropriate language into the
core subjects and curriculum of an elementary school. It is a school-wide, 
transformational experience for teachers and students and creates a common
language and culture within the school built on proven principle-based
leadership skills found in The 7 Habits. The education process is aligned with
the Standards for Staff Development established by Learning Forward (formerly
National Staff Development Council), and is implemented as follows:

  *School staff identifies a vision of the outcomes they want for their
  *School staff learns The 7 Habits and then acts as role-model leaders.
  *Teachers are taught how to pervasively build The 7 Habits and other key
    leadership tools into school culture and curricula in order to effectively
    teach the timeless principles to students. Parents support their children
    in the process.
  *The school’s teachers, students and parents utilize a number of tools,
    including Franklin Covey consultants and www.TheLeaderinMe.org (lesson
    plans, videos, student activity guides, teacher editions, posters and
    books), to help them implement and reinforce the process year after year.

The Leader in Me process continues to receive noteworthy praise from
administrators, teachers, parents and students. It is producing extraordinary
results and having a significant impact on the lives of children of all ages,
socio-economic levels, learning capacities and cultural backgrounds. Schools
are reporting the following: Increases in students’ self-confidence,
teamwork, initiative, responsibility, creativity, self-direction, leadership,
problem-solving, communication, diversity awareness and academic performance.
Schools experience improved school cultures, dramatic decreases in
disciplinary issues, increased teacher pride and greater parent satisfaction
and involvement.

For more information on Franklin Covey Education solutions, visit

About Franklin Covey

Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) is a global company specializing in performance
improvement. We help organizations achieve results that require a change in
human behavior. Our expertise is in seven areas: leadership, execution,
productivity, trust, sales performance, customer loyalty and education.
Franklin Covey clients have included 90 percent of the Fortune 100, more than
75 percent of the Fortune 500, thousands of small- and mid-sized businesses,
as well as numerous government entities and educational institutions. Franklin
Covey has more than 40 direct and licensee offices providing professional
services in over 140 countries. For more information, visit


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