A BLUEPRINT FOR GREATNESS
The Tree of Life Mission has been “Developing Leadership & Greatness” since 2011, when the school was recognized by the Franklin Covey Organization as the first Leadership school in Latin America. The 7 Habits for Highly Effective People are applied daily by all members of the TOLIS community – teachers, parents and students – to accomplish our mission.
During their business and entrepreneurs years, Angela and Christian noticed that young people were not well prepared during their early education for the challenges of a modern-day work environment
Therefore, they decided to include and apply the 7 habits from Franklin Covey, a leadership expert renowned for changing millions of lives.
1: BE PROACTIVE
At Tree of life we help students to understand they are the architects of their own lives. They can choose what to do with what the world offers them. They are in charge of their own attitude and can control their destinies according to their own values.
2: BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
Our students begin with the end in mind, with a vision and a blueprint of the desired result. With that attitude they plan and organize their studies and personal development.
3: PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST
When you realize you can choose your response and you have a clear vision, you know what to focus on. When it´s not urgent, but it´s important you can plan it. Students at our school know how to hierarchize the important over the urgent. And they train into a discipline that lets them take care of both with the end in mind from habit 2.
4: THINK WIN-WIN
At school we encourage a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. Everybody can win. There has to be a sustainable balance of courage and consideration. We teach the students to have an abundance mentality, and to create with others a winning culture and in the process they build relationships that can be sustained.
5: SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND
At Tree of life an active listening is the premise for real understanding. Our students are encouraged to emphatically listening to their peers. That´s the basis for a dialogue and agreement and a thriving environment of creation.
To synergize is to celebrate difference and diversity, where many ideas create a better idea. A synergistic communication occurs when because of the exchange and collaboration the new idea is better than any originally proposed. Students at school have teamwork at projects with cross-curricular aims. Lateral and critical thinking evolve from this and creativity blooms.
7: SHARPEN THE SAW
To renew physical, mental and spiritual energy is crucial for a balance in life. This habit addresses motivation and identifies when it´s necessary to take a break or change the subject in order to keep balance and happiness. Tree of Life takes this habit seriously and believes in the importance of nature, physical activity, playing and art to help their student´s wellbeing.
Tree of Life applies the 7 habits as a whole. The school ethics aim to harmonize all these aspects in a gradual and sequential viewpoint. Their students will grow as effective and positive agents of change in society.