Transformational Leadership in the City of Yogyakarta During Herry Zudianto’s Era



Political and governmental transformation that took
place after the 1998 reformation brought the necessity
for the bureaucracy to make self improvement.
Bureaucratic performance in providing public services
became the main focus. In this framework, leadership
is the significant factor in performing a series
of government innovation. This study aims to describe
the implementation of transformational leadership
to create an innovative government in
Yogyakarta during Herry Zudianto’s Era. The category
of this study is a qualitative research. The data
used is primary data that was obtained by interview,
questionnaire, and observation, and secondary data
obtained with the technique of data collection documentation.
The results showed that Herry Zudianto
has the criteria of transformative leadership in doing
government innovation with characteristics of
the four dimensions, namely idealized influence, inspirational
motivation, intellectual stimulation and
individualized consideration. Transformational leadership
by contextual style according to the demands
of the contemporary socio-politics has implications
for the occurrence of a change of two organizational
entities, namely organizational culture and
innovation in policy implementation.
Keywords: transformational leadership,
government’s innovation, governments of

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