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Musliadi Musliadi, Cut Zahri Harun, Yusrizal Yusrizal

Last modified: 2019-03-13



The research in this thesis is motivated by the leadership style of the principal. The most important element in realizing education progress in the school environment is the principal. Where the success of the school in improving the quality of education is the success of the principal in playing its role in the managerial side. A successful school principal is if he is able to understand the existence of the school as a complex and unique organization and is able to carry out the role of the principal as a person who is given the responsibility to lead the school. Furthermore, a very important element in education is the teacher. Teachers are a key element in the education system, especially in schools. So that with the leadership style of the teacher's principal, supervision and performance of a teacher will be a professional educator. The formulation of the problem in this thesis is how is the leadership style and motivation of the principal towards improving teacher performance at SMA Negeri 2 Seunagan. Research method: this research uses descriptive analytic method with qualitative approach. The population in this study were all teachers at SMA Negeri 2 Seunagan. Data collection methods are in the form of conservation, questionnaire. Data analysis used is descriptive analysis.

From the results of this study the authors concluded that: (1) In his leadership the principal of SMA Negeri 2 Seunagan conducted several strategies to improve teacher performance, namely EDS (School Self Evaluation), Planning for teacher quality improvement in order to improve teacher performance. (2) The principal runs his function as a top manager, organizer, administrator, and supervisor so that he has carried out his duties well, giving encouragement to the teachers to actively work according to certain procedures and methods, so that the work runs smoothly and reaches the target. (3) A teacher does not only deliver the subject matter, but the teacher also motivates the students. At SMA Negeri 2 Seunagan, the teachers have provided motivation to the students, both those who have no achievements and those who have achieved achievements.

Keywords: Leadership Style, Motivation, and Teacher Performance

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