ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP MODEL: A Systematic Literature Review and Future Research

  • Wahyu Eko Pujianto Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Sidoarjo
  • Sayidah Aulia’ul Haque Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya
  • Sutama Wisnu Dyatmika Universitas PGRI Adi Buana Surabaya
  • Ferry Wirawan Tedja Universitas Airlangga Surabaya


The dynamically evolving environment and organizational dynamics must be optimized to make systematic problem-solving steps, which lead to efforts to identify opportunities and threats, make timely decisions, and implement strategic and efficient changes. This can be done by developing leadership traits. The exemplary leadership for dynamic situational challenges is adaptive leadership. This study aims to map research related to the adaptive leadership model. The research method used is quantitative with a descriptive approach. The research data was analyzed using bibliometric techniques. In addition, documentation techniques and literature studies obtained from the Scopus database were also used. From the research analysis, it is known that the keyword network between one study and another, so that it can be known which keywords are most frequently used and which keywords are least commonly used by researchers. In this study, “adaptive leadership” is one of the most frequently used keywords in research related to organizations or leadership. However, “adaptive leadership' is still not widely done in education”, which is only about 1.5% of the research. Regarding the research conducted from 2007 to 2022, it is known that ten keywords are least common in research related to “adaptive leadership”. Concerning the three keywords with the lowest total links, namely “model”, “school” and “adaptive work” as well as the rising field that most rarely studies “adaptive leadership”, namely “education”, research can be designed with the theme “development of adaptive leadership models in higher education”.

Keywords: Adaptive Leadership, Model, Systematic Literature Review, Future Research.


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