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Leading to achieve social change: An interview with Ruth Hunt, former Chief Executive Officer of Stonewall

Bolden, Richard; Williams, Rachel; O’Regan, Nicholas

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Richard Bolden Richard.Bolden@uwe.ac.uk
Dir of Res Ctr - Ldrship & Behav Change



Abstract

In this interview Ruth Hunt, former CEO of the lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall and now crossbench peer at the House of Lords, discusses her approach to leadership for social change. She considers the changing context of LGBT rights, her motives for joining the organisation, experiences and learning from leading change on this agenda, and the challenges of addressing power, privilege and embedded cultural norms in order to create a truly inclusive workplace. Key themes include managing the tensions between an assimilation and liberation approach to social change, promoting intersectionality and positive action to enhance inclusion, the challenges and opportunities of sharing power and the skills of facilitation, boundary-spanning and working relationally that constitute the everyday practice of leadership in complex and contested landscapes. A commentary is provided that highlights links to and implications for leadership, management and organisation scholarship, education and practice.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Journal of Management Inquiry
Print ISSN 1056-4926
Electronic ISSN 1552-6542
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Bolden, R., Williams, R., & O’Regan, N. (in press). Leading to achieve social change: An interview with Ruth Hunt, former Chief Executive Officer of Stonewall. Journal of Management Inquiry, https://doi.org/10.1177/1056492620935192
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1056492620935192
Keywords Leadership, Change/Transformation, Diversity, Power and Politics, Identity

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