Leadership in Village Governance: The Case Study of Don Ruea Village, Don Ong Sub-district, Phochai District, Roi Et Province
Keywords:Leadership, Government, Village
The objectives of this qualitative research were 1. to study leadership in village governance, 2. to analyze problems of leadership in village governance and 3. to recommend guidelines to solve problems on leadership in village governance. The tool of this research was in-depth interview from the selected samples of 1 village leader, 1 village headman, 2 village headman assistances, 5 village committees, 2 members of Sub-district Administrative Organization, 5 villagers in the community and 2 village experts, a total of 18 persons. The combination of information gathering from in-depth interview, literature review and content analysis were used. The research findings were as follow ; 1. The leadership in village governance were composed of ideology - there was clear expression on ideology and vision such as the production of village development plan, the support of various occupation groups. The inspiration : the encouragement and honoring others in their comments. Cognitive stimulation: promoted various perspectives in viewing problems for village development. Individual considerations with fairness and could be relied on, gave consultants and assisted to villagers. 2. The problems of leadership in village governance, it was found that the segregation of duty without clear direction would impact to the unsuccessful operation. The individual problems were lack of cooperation from some groups in the community and the low income, unsecure occupations and lack of budget in village development. 3. The guidelines to solve problems of leadership in village governance were that leader should be good example in having explicit working procedure and distribution of responsibility especially the readiness in performing government work with effective communication and the request for budget from government to train villagers for more knowledges and skills on various aspect such as public health, environment, protection of public hazards and to promote occupations for villagers so they had higher income and occupation security which would keep going positive impact to the villager development.