Paper Title
A Phenomenological Approach for Identifying Indonesian Local Wisdom in the Establishment of Excellent Leadership

Since global benchmarks do not reflect the potential of local wisdom; therefore, the ability of local wisdom values can only be challenged with global values if it is able to change the mindset of the country/nation. This paper reviews literatures on the role of local wisdom values in the establishment of excellent leadership particulalrly in Indonesia and suggests a phenomenological approach to identify the values. Many academics believe that the traditional approach to exact sciences research is not entirely suitable for human or organizational research. Instead, phenomenology which is sometimes called the non-positivism approach, is an appropriate strategy for researching humans and organizations. Keywords - Excellence Leadership, Local Wisdom Values, Phenomenology, Leadership Practices, Indonesia