Social Leadership is the Key to Social Change

August 23, 2018

Social Leadership lies in the courage of individuals, taking responsibility for improving themselves and their community.  Social Leaders create beauty in the world.  They lift the vision of humanity and broaden our possibilities.  Social Leadership focuses on deepening our life experience.

Outcomes of Social Leadership

The key outcomes from Social Leadership are protecting freedom, preserving peace and ensuring prosperity for as many individuals as possible.A Social Leader is an ordinary man or woman exhibiting virtue, wisdom, diplomacy, and courage.  They inspire greatness in others.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  - John Quincy Adams

Social Leadership as Change Agent

Social Leaders acts as change agents in their community.  Through Social Leadership they strive deliberately to improve the world, by creating value for others one step at a time.

The changes brought about by Social Leadership are incremental in nature.   A change movement is created through the gradual process of addressing a problem with one small action, and motivating others to take the same small action. One action builds on another until it becomes a movement, changing society for the better.

Social Leadership should be active in all aspects of society.  This includes business, government, academia, media, religion, family, and community.  Social Leaders can be wealthy businessmen, devoted charity workers, or shop assistants. They do however all have one thing in common: they rely on the incremental effect of their actions. They trust in incremental success, where one small and well planned act will lead to a series of regular increases building on one another, ultimately changing the face of society.

Ordinary People Becoming Involved in Social Leadership

A Social Leader is born when one ponders such questions as:

What is the highest and best use of my talents and passions?

What can I do to have the most positive impact on society?

How will the world be better because of my life and my contribution?

What was I born to become and accomplish?

Thus, Social Leadership is conscious of societal improvement enacted by common people.  Through Social Leadership they bring about changes by doing the most good for the most people using everything with which they have been blessed.  Their lives are a perpetual cycle of self-improvement, because as they progress in their own self-development, so they are able to assist in progressing others on their journey.

Are you ready to take courage and shoulder the responsibility of Social Leadership?   Will play your part in creating beauty in the world, lifting the vision of humanity, broaden people’s possibilities, and deepen your own and others’ life experience?

About the author

Joseph Hawking has a passion for people & leadership development and since he discovered his mom’s old typewriter as a boy, have been writing in some form or another. He is part of the Leadership for The International Mentoring Network, where he is a regular Idea Studio Facilitator and Annual IMN Conference Speaker. He believes that the highest form of living is using what you have been blessed with, to add value to other people’s lives. He has been publishing The Leadership Connexion blog since August 2018.

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