ABSTRACT

Leadership is historically regarded as a mutual influence process among participants, typically described as leaders and followers, in a specific context as they work together to attempt to accomplish a purpose, usually a positive change. Leadership and social change are in a reciprocal relationship, such that leadership for social change and how social change influences the approach to leadership are in dynamic reciprocity. This approach requires personal awareness, authenticity, a social justice commitment from those engaged in that leadership, and a multilevel approach to the context for social change. This approach answers the classic leadership question, ‘leadership for what?’