LEADERSHIP STYLE IN THE TRADITIONAL JAVANESE CULTURE (STUDY ON ROMO HAMZAH IN YOGYAKARTA)
This study discusses the leadership in an organization in a traditional Javanese culture.
Hamzah’s business, located in Jogjakarta, is the object of this research. The business pattern
of Hamzah, indicating the primacy of traditional Javanese values as well as a good reception
by modern society, makes it irresistible to study. The qualitative methodology with an
explorative approach and the data reduction analysis technique was used in this study. The
results point out how Hamzah combined traditional Javanese values with the needs of modern
organizations. Ewuh Pakewuh describing the respect for humanity and Asta Brata representing
belief or guidance of Javanese ideal leader result in the formation of a transformative leadership
style consisting of traditional ethical standards of Java.