Leadership in social enterprise: how to manage yourself and the team

Andreas Heinecke, Magdalena Kloibhofer, Anna Krzeminska

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For social entrepreneurs building and growing their companies, the understanding and practice of leadership are critical for their organization’s long-term success. They also must overcome myriad challenges, including the constant balancing act to protect the social mission while striving for growth and commercial success, the combination of volunteers and paid staff within the same organization, and the high expectations from a wide variety of stakeholders regarding their integrity, accountability and openness for stakeholder participation.

Based on in-depth interviews and case studies, as well as a global survey conducted by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the Leadership in Social Enterprise manual serves aims to support the founders and chief executive officers of social enterprises by providing advice that is tailored to the realities of mission-driven organizations at various stages of their development.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWorld Economic Forum
Number of pages56
Publication statusPublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSchwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship Publication


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