The Importance of Leadership Style in the University: Research Study at Universitas Islam Syekh-Yusuf Tangerang, Indonesia

M. Rosul Asmawi

Abstract


This study aims to determine the importance of a suitable leadership style in university, particularly Universitas Islam Syekh Yusuf, Tangerang City, Indonesia, considering university as an organization possesses very different culture than organizations in general. Therefore a leader should implement a suitable leadership style that complies with the members and the goals of an organization. Comprehensive and detailed data could be obtained by conducting in-depth interviews, observations, and direct involvement of the researchers. This study shows that the culture of an organization is related to the leadership style, where a strong leadership skill is needed in order to build the culture of an organization. In conclusion, the finding of this study shows that democratic leadership is an effective leadership style to be implemented in the university.

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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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