Principal's Leadership Based on Natural Attributes in Elevating the Professionalism of Teachers at SMK St Michael Penampang, Sabah
The exploration of Principal’s leadership based on the natural attributes is focusing on his/her firmness in eight areas of practice for administration of school. The theoretical framework that applied in this qualitative survey via single case study was formulated using both “Theory the Great Man” and the effectiveness of Principle as a role model. The qualitative data that can be obtained through the interview session with the Principal, administrators, coordinators of subjects, and teachers were analyzed manually. The findings showed that the natural attributes of the Principal in firmness aspect reflecting the integrity of Principal’s character in his/her administration practices at school. This firmness aspect was monitored in details based on the demographic of the Principal and point of views of teachers. A detailed interview that conducted during the survey explained that the administration practices of Principal’s leadership in eight main areas at school is aligned with the findings from the “Theory the Great Man” and the effectiveness of Principle as a role model. However, in order to face the global impact challenge, the Principal also requires fully support from various parties including the society outside of school in managing the school effectively.