The study was intended to know the leadership style that was practiced by the rector of UIN Malang, Indonesia and how Indonesian culture influences his leadership practice to lead the university. The study was a qualitative study and designed as a case study. The subject of the study included some lecturers of UIN Malang, Indonesia. The data were gained from interview. The findings show that leadership practice by the rector of UIN Malang reflected transformational leadership style according to the perception of the lecturers. In light of this, the data show that transformational leadership practice by the rector of UIN Malang covers some dimensions as follows: intellectual stimulation, promoting professionalism, individualized support, and highly expectation of the university goal. And, the data show that some aspects of Indonesian culture such as collectiveness, communication strategy, and valuing the lecturer's different potential and positive contribution to the university enable the rector apply transformational leadership style to lead UIN Malang better.
Abdul Aziz, UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, Indonesia
Stream: Educational Policy, Leadership, Management and Administration
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