Intellectual Stimulation Leadership in Realizing Village Sustainable Development Goals in Gowa Regency


Sustainable development is a crucial objective in national development, especially in rural areas. This study aims to analyze the impact of transformational leadership, particularly intellectual stimulation, on employee growth, innovation, problem-solving, and work quality within the context of Village Sustainable Development Goals. The study holds both academic and practical significance by emphasizing the role of village leadership in achieving sustainable and high-quality development in rural areas. Intellectual stimulation plays a key role in promoting critical thinking, innovative solutions, and employee potential development. A qualitative approach was used, and data was collected through observations, in-depth interviews, and documentation studies. The findings indicate that transformational leadership, specifically intellectual stimulation, positively influences employee growth, innovation, problem-solving, and work quality. However, some challenges were identified, including communication and collaboration issues between the village head and staff, as well as limited involvement of the Village Consultative Council (BPD). This study highlights the importance of intellectual stimulation in village leadership for sustainable development. It fills gaps by emphasizing the significance of communication, collaboration, and the active involvement of BPD in achieving sustainable development goals. The study’s implications suggest creating an environment that supports collaboration, open communication, and acceptance of new ideas, with BPD actively participating in decision-making processes. Additionally, fostering innovation and providing employee training will encourage the development of new ideas and skills, further contributing to sustainable development in rural areas.

Keywords: national development, sustainable development, innovative leadership

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