Can there be exploration without a self-challenging attitude? What is the balance between social and commercial purpose? How is experimentation established, and who is it for? Is there a limit to excellence? We raise those questions based on our study’s contradictory results.
The survey tool was distributed within our THNK community- a network of over 400 leaders living in over 60 countries around the world. These individuals are all involved in solving large social challenges through innovative enterprise development. Their background experience covers the social, public, commercial and corporate sector. What all those leaders have in common is: passion and purpose, explorative mindset, thinking big, people leadership and an entrepreneurial drive.
Many thanks to all our participants; our survey had a response rate of 50%! Below, we discuss the most strikingly unexpected results of the study and turn to you to help us navigate the topic at a deeper level.