Tatang M., Amirin KEPEMIMPINAN YANG AMANAH. Dinamika Pendidikan.


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Leadership in Islamic perspective is a trust (amanah). It represents a psychological contract between a leader and his followers that he will try his best to guide them, to protect them, and to treat themjustly. Hence, the focus of leadership in Islam is on doing well. The position of (organizational) leadership, according to Islamic philosophical ethic, is an "amanah" (given from Allah). Hence, to be eager for the position is not an "akhlaq al-karimah" (noble behavior), and asking the position is not a noble deed. In another tenn, the "amanah leadership" called as ethical leadership. Ethical leadership is a set of principles for effective leadership based on timeless wisdom which when practiced regularly, they enable the leader to establish and build trust and loyalty. In return, it will result in increased productivity and higher profits (for everybody participated). According to Islam, every person is the "shepherd" of a flock, and occupies a position of leadership. In other words, Islam perceives leadership as many (of western) writers on leadership called it as "distributed leadership" or "shared leadership." Hence, everybody-since he or she is on the position of leadership-"will be asked about his subject." For this reason, a leader should actuate ethical leadership. There are four truth timeless principles for the ethical leadership: (1) we must be ethical to lead ethically, (2) we must be trustworthy to build trust, (3) we must define a path for others to follows, and (4) we must believe ethics is profitable. A leader, according to Indonesian thinker, should be a model (of ethical manners), a motivator (for doing the best and doing well), and an agent of empowennent (for being ethical. competent, and independent persons) for the others.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Perpustakaan
Divisions: Perpustakaan
Depositing User: Journal Perpustakaan UNY
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2012 16:26
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2012 16:26

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