Academic journal article The Indonesian Journal of Geography

Analysis of Leadership Flexibility Capability of District/City Public Health Department in North Sumatra

Academic journal article The Indonesian Journal of Geography

Analysis of Leadership Flexibility Capability of District/City Public Health Department in North Sumatra

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1. Introduction

Leadership style is the way a leader in the effort to implement activities guide, guiding, directing and controlling the thoughts, feelings or behavior of someone or some people to achieve certain goals. Many leadership styles affect the success of a leader in influencing the behavior of his followers, this style can be roughly translated means used to influence followers (Wiyono, 1997).

District or City Health Office is one of the local technical institute under the authority of local governments respectively and overall has an authority of health development efforts in the province of North Sumatra and is responsible for the achievement of performance accountability of the organization's overall health. Achievement SKPDs performance is highly influenced by the achievement of the performance of programs on each unit under the scope of the health districts / cities in North Sumatra province also in other technical implementation unit. Achievement of organizational performance DHO is very dependent on the leadership that brought towards this health organization (Trisnantoro, 2005).

The Chief of Health Department carries out strategic effort to accommodate and improve coordination and communication with the leaders of other agencies in the county / city health department means that every health department in North Sumatra Province requires strategic leadership and quality, equity, good communication and good leadership in order to achieve improvement in organizational performance in health institution (Trisnantoro, 2005).

The ability from the chief of distric/city health department in mobilizing and empowering employees will affect the performance of the organization. This behavior has a significant impact on the attitudes, behavior and performance of employees. Effectiveness is influenced by the flexibility of leadership and its characteristics related to the process of communication that occurs between leaders and subordinates. Progress in the area of health development activities in principle depends on the background of pattern of activity, pattern of power and leadership behavior pattern in districts / cities health department (Trisnantoro, 2005). During this time, there are still many who have not achieved the coverage number of Minimum Service Standards at the Health Office (Profile provincial health office. SU, 2012). Leadership skills in distric/city health department is still unknown so this issue is necessary to be discussed and studied in a systematic and in-depth research of what is happening in the field. Therefore, this research is conducted with the title: Analysis of Leadership Flexibility Capability of District/City Public Health Department in North Sumatra.

Based on the background above, the formulation of the problem of this research is about the leadership flexibility of public health employee in the province of North Sumatra.The purpose of this research is to analyze the capability of leadership flexibility of health department employee in North Sumatra Province. The research hypothesises are:

a. There is a correlation between the characteristics of the individual with the ability of leadership flexibility of health depatment employee in Sumatra.

b. There is a relationship with the directive leadership style in leadership flexibility capability.

c. There is a relationship with a supportive leadership style in leadership flexibility capability.

d. There is a relationship with a participative leadership style flexibility in leadership flexibility capability.

e. There is a relationship-oriented leadership style leadership achievements with leadership flexibility capability.

f. There is a correlation between individual characteristics and leadership style flexibility leadership capability health districts / cities in North Sumatra province. The benefits of research are:

a. North Sumatra Provincial Government in formulating policies and strategies at provincial level of human resource management leadership coaching health districts / cities to support the accelerated development of the region of North Sumatra province. …

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