Is leadership itself a habit or is it the accumulation of other strong habits? When we practice positive and productive intellectual and personal habits of mind, we grow the fruits of a healthy well being. I strongly believe that every child has leadership capacity in his/her own right. The unique gifts and talents brewing within can lead an industry, a sport, a mission, and a household. To educate or parent, is to draw out those qualities and watch a child lead in his/her family, school, and community. When we discover our purpose and develop the skills and confidence to be really good at that purpose, we lead. Our nurturing and encouragement supports this quest and is alive in every child.
The primary habits that make up leadership include two sets that we promote at AACA (TRRFC & 7 Habits of Highly Effective People). Speak, write, and practice these with your children and we will watch them grow into great kids and leaders!
TeRRiFC citizens are Trustworthy – Respectful – Responsible – Fair – Caring people who practice the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:
- Be Proactive
- Begin with the End in Mind
- Put First things First
- Think Win Win
- Sharpen the Saw: Heart, Mind, Body, & Soul
“You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.”- Mother Teresa