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NJB Pride, Never Hide! We are Proud to be a Leader In Me School!
We are proud of our amazing NJB scholars, families and staff that use the 7 habits and LIFESKILLS effectively.

Please learn about how you can support our scholars develop their fullest potential and be successful both academically and emotionally.

Leader in Me helps schools create well-rounded learners by developing the whole-person and preparing students to become life-ready leaders.

Leader in Me unites scholars, staff, and families around a common goal to prepare our scholars with college, career, and life-readiness skills that are necessary to thrive in today’s ever-changing, fast-paced environment.

NJB will work with the school community in using the LIFESKILLS and deepening the practice of the 7 healthy and happy habits:

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Habit One: Be Proactive—“You’re in charge”

 I. Develop motivation; take pride in work.

2. Act responsibly toward self, family, school, community, nation, and the world.

3. Show initiative and entrepreneurialism.

4. Use unique talents and abilities to their full potential.

5. Think about choices; be accountable and responsible for actions and results, and understand that choices affect others.


Habit Two: Begin With The End In Mind—“Have a plan”

1. Use critical thinking to organize information.

2. Develop the intrapersonal skills of self-confidence and self-management.

3. Use creative and entrepreneurial thinking to solve problems,

4. Develop the ability to set goals and follow through.

5. Develop strong oral and written communication skills.


Habit Three: Put Things First—“Work first, then play”

I. Demonstrate time-management skills.

2. Cultivate a strong work ethic, flexibility, and adaptability.

3. Develop intrapersonal skills of self-management.

4. Be accountable and responsible for actions and results.

5. Begin to cultivate analytical skills.


Habit Four: Think Win, Win—“Everyone can win”

I. Use unique talents and abilities to the fullest; value others’ talents and abilities.

2. Develop flexibility and adaptability.

3. Be open-minded and nonjudgmental when considering the views of others.

4. Demonstrate attentive listening skills.

5. Cultivate a spirit of cooperation to live in an interdependent community and world.


Habit Five: Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood—“Listen, before you talk”

I. Demonstrate attentive listening skills to build and maintain healthy relationships.

2. Cultivate good social and communication skills.

3. Show compassion toward others, share, and put others first.

4. Appreciate different relationships.

5. Learn to relate to people who are alike as well as different, and work effectively in group settings.


Habit Six: Synergize—“Together is better”

I. Express and present information and ideas clearly in oral, visual, and written forms.

2. Use unique talents and abilities to the fullest; value others’ talents and abilities.

3. Cultivate the ability to inspire, motivate, and draw out the best in others.

4. Communicate and work as a team in a multicultural and interdependent world.

5. Show initiative and entrepreneurialism.


Habit Seven: Sharpen the Saw—“Balance feels best”

I. Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants, and feelings.

2. Develop strong intrapersonal skills, self-reliance, self-confidence, and self-discipline.

3. Demonstrate characteristics of a responsible friend and family member.

4. Recognize relationship between personal behavior and individual well-being.

5. Strive to be healthy for life.