A WITS Leader always remembers to Act.


Taking action is important because that’s how problems are solved. If you don’t take action, nothing will change and the problem will continue to be a problem. The key, of course, is figuring out which action will give you the best results.


There are usually lots of different ways to respond to a problem. As a WITS Leader, your responsibility is to choose the action that will have the best results.

If you want to be a WITS Leader, you need to become really good taking action to respond to problems. Here are some tips to help you:

  • Don’t be a bystander – Bystanders are people who just stand on the sidelines, watching things happen without doing anything to get involved. And because they do nothing to help solve a problem, they are actually allowing the problem to continue. If you see a problem, don’t be a bystander. Take action and seek help!
  • Make predictions about outcomes – When faced with a problem, think about all the possible ways you could respond to help solve the problem. Try to predict the possible result of your action. Role playing the situation with a parent or a friend can help you figure out which action is likely to have the best outcome.

Now you really know how to Act. You’re well on your way to becoming a WITS Leader! Ready to learn the next LEADS strategy? Click on the D below!