Hanna, Herianti, Isnada Waris Tasrim, Risky Niguita
Abstract: : This paper, which has been presented on TTE 2018, Together Transforming Education, International Conference and Exhibition 21-22 November 2018. Sabah Federal Government Administrative Complex, Ministry of Education Malaysia, aims at promoting the principal leadership based on higher order thinking skills for realizing 21st century education. A principal has an important role in improving and developing the knowledge of students who are in the school area. The Principal must be able to coordinate the tasks of school resources including technical and administrative education, across programs and sectors by utilizing resources to achieve educational goals effectively and efficiently. If we observe related to the role of the principal in implementing efforts to improve the quality of education, the role of the principal is not only to provide guidance to the teacher in improving the quality of the teaching and learning process, but the most important thing is that the principal must be able to convince the public and other stakeholders in carrying out their roles and duties is to create a learning climate, by influencing, inviting, and encouraging teachers, students, and other staff to have high-level skills as millenneal needs.
Keywords: principal leadership, higher order thinking skills,