On April 6, 2017 A.B. Combs Celebrated Leadership Day! 160 educators from all over the world visited to learn more about the school’s groundbreaking leadership magnet theme, based on Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. A.B. Combs integrates Dr. Covey’s philosophies into every class, co-curricular activity, and the school culture. The goal is to help students develop a skill set to succeed in the 21st century based on the mastery of the 7 Habits: 1) Be Proactive, 2) Begin With the End in Mind, 3) Put First Things First, 4) Think Win-Win, 5) Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood, 6) Synergize, 7) Sharpen the Saw, and Dr. Covey’s 8th Habit, “Find Your Voice”. These are put into action through such practices as “Synergizing through community service projects”, “Seeking First To Understand in peer conflict mediation”, and “Beginning With the End in Mind by writing to universities to support [the leadership model]”. Along with internalizing the 7 Habits, the leadership model empowers students to take ownership over their development and growth. It fosters high academic achievement and helps students cultivate effective goal setting for leadership and accountability.
- April 11, 2017