Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Exemplary Leaders as a Role Model to Prevent Corruption in the Time of Covid-19 Pandemic in Indonesia

Author(s): Sri Sulistyawati, Mukidi, Ismed Batubara, Iwan Setyawan, Rudy Pramono, Nelvitia Purba

 In the era of globalization which is full of challenges, for that the organization of a state institution must remain strong in situations, especially when a change occurs, therefore it is very necessary for a leader in a state institution who can be a role model for his subordinates, capable of being an example or example for those they lead. The leader of a state institution has a wide circle of influence, so the behavior of the leader will be an example for subordinates to act and behave. The hot phenomenon is known by the public in Indonesia, there is a leader of a state institution of the Ministry of Social Affairs, even this incident to the level of lower leadership is detrimental to many parties and the state. 7 (seven) Facts about the Corruption of the Covid-19 Social Assistance that ensnared the Minister of Social Affairs, Juliari P. Batubara and his subordinates. The Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Juliari P. Batubara surrendered after being named a suspect by the Corruption Eradication Commission in the early hours of Sunday, December 6, 2020. Social Minister Juliari was entangled in the case of procuring social assistance for handling Covid-19 from the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs in 2020. It all started with the hand arrest operation of Ministry of Social Affairs officials some time ago.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, what is really needed by the community during a crisis during the Covid-19 pandemic is handling that really helps the community's economy, therefore behavior and mindsets and examples are needed that can prevent excessive reactions to moral crises so that they don't happen. corruption in the organization of a state institution he leads. These Exemplary Leaders are important because they will be a magnet for the subordinates they lead to follow and carry out what their leaders want in an organization in order to avoid any form of crime.

The data analysis method used in this study is a descriptive qualitative method, namely by describing and analyzing the data that has been obtained and then describing the exemplary leaders model for a state institution as a role model for its subordinates to prevent crime in a state institution during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From the results of the study it can be stated that: Exemplary leaders as role models for their subordinates are still very low as a result of a moral crisis and occur in various organizations not only in a state institution so that crimes occur repeatedly, continuously from the elite organizational level until the lowest organization even occurs at the level of ministry and state institutions. From the crimes that occur, it can harm the state and people and the loss of the integrity of a leader so that the spirit and authority of a country is destroyed.

Role modeling in the context of trans international leadership is a leader who must be able to think quickly, do the right analysis, make decisions and act quickly. a leader must be able to act as a role model who is able to provide good examples and examples of how to think and act so that what he does provides welfare to the community for committing criminal acts of corruption during this Covid 19 pandemic.

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