Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
Vol. 2(1), pp. 17–22, January, 2014
Full Length Research Paper
Effective Leadership at Vocational High School 1 Padangsidimpuan, North Sumatera, Indonesia
*Dr. Samakmur, MM; Prof. Dr. Rusdinal, M.Pd; Prof. Dr. Nurhizrah, M.Ed, Ed.D; and Prof. Dr. Kasman Rukun.
Program State University of Padang. *Corresponding author email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 30 January 2014
was aimed to describe the role management of effective leadership of
the principal’s vocational high school 1 at Padangsidimpuan and the
effective leadership on leadership style; giving motivation; and the
credibility principal’s vocational high school 1 at Padangsidimpuan.
This research belongs to qualitative through first-hand experience,
truthful reporting, and quotations of actual conversations. It aims
to understand how the participants derive meaning from their
surroundings, and how their meaning influences their behavior.
Participants in this research are principal of vocational high
school 1 at Padangsidimpuan; vice of vocational high school 1 at
Padangsidimpuan; and the teachers’ vocational high school 1 at
Padangsidimpuan. Data were collected through interview; observation;
and documentation. Findings show that effective leadership on
vocational high school 1 at Padangsidimpuan run effectively.
School’s principal benefits the power of the executive leadership
and create an optimal harmony and minimize the weaknesses of schools
through motivation and family relationships and commitment together
to achieve school’s goals. The principal uses executive leadership
style, this style gives a lot of attention to the job tasks and
working relationships. The principal optimizes the teachers’
motivation by giving awards material and non-material rewards in the
form of praise. The principal’ credibility is shown on the attitudes
and values that he always held steadfast in taking decisions.