This article originally appeared on Skoll

A growing body of evidence suggests the inner qualities of a systems change leader can be cultivated through a focus on inner wellbeing and self-awareness. This link between inner work and social impact is something that is being explored by The Wellbeing Project, a coalition of organizations learning about this together.

These qualities enable social entrepreneurs to assume the role of a systems entrepreneur. They become an effective “honest broker,” recognized as having the humility and discernment to put the collective interest ahead of their individual or organizational interest – especially when those start to clash.

As more and more social entrepreneurs are drawn to address the challenges of our time, their inner journeys will equip them with the personal qualities to become the systems change leaders our world needs.

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