Survey: Social Impact Needs More Leaders
In the face of complex, global challenges like climate change, food and water security, and social equity, we simply must be able to put forward the best possible teams and leaders. If you're like most social impact professionals, you're craving new leadership tools, practices and resources designed for a new economy.

In our international work with socially responsible businesses, NGOs and governments, we're beginning to see the early signs of changes to the face of leadership. It's more than a focus on innovation, or the acceptance that businesses have a role to play in solving social problems. It's a shift in mindset—in the way successful leaders think about, face, and engage with problems.

You're a leader in this movement. We're interested to learn your thoughts and opinions. This will inform a solution we're developing that's designed to equip and empower social impact professionals like you.

This simple survey includes 11 leadership questions (and 10 demographic questions at the end) which should take you no more than 10 minutes to answer. Your responses will be held anonymous and confidential. Thanks for taking the time to share your perspective with us!

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1. What best describes your role? *
2. What's your definition of a leader? *
There are so many ways that we can define a leader. If you were to explain to a colleague or friend how you aspire to lead, which of the following would you use? We challenge you to pick just 1 of these so that we can get a sense of the definition most used by social impact leaders. A leader is someone who:
3. Why do you lead? Tell us why you do what you do. *
We believe that leaders who commit to impact are activated by a transformative experience of some kind. ie. your spark, your aha moment, or tipping point. What's your short story? (max. 150 words)
4. What are your top 3 areas of focus for 2016? *
Where do you need help?
5. Where do you spend most of your time as a leader?
We know that social impact leaders wear many hats. In your primary role, in which of the following areas would you focus most of your time.
Clear selection
6. Which of the following is most important for you in a leader? *
Leaders take many forms. This is your chance to reflect on what you value most in a leader. Please rank the following program areas in order of importance; (1 = most important, 5 = least important)
1 (most important)
5 (least important)
Lead Self
Engage Others
Achieve Results
Develop Coalitions
Systems Transformation
7. Who do you admire as a leader in the social impact space? *
You can choose a person, organization, or both. We use SOCIAL IMPACT to define the individuals, teams and organizations that are undertaking to build products and services that are contributing to a more sustainable future. This includes Social Entrepreneurs, Social Innovators, Intrapreneurs leading CSR efforts, and all those who contribute.
8. Why do you admire them as a leader?
(In less than 50 words)
9. What do you find most challenging as a leader?
Please choose 2-3 of the top areas where you get stuck.
10. Which format are you most likely to complete? *
We recognize that social impact leaders are busy addressing urgent challenges. Which of the following formats are you most likely to complete and be at your best.
11. Why do you prefer this format? (max 50 words)
Is there anything else that you would like us to know?
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