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Assessment Task 1 – Report
Assignment: REPORT
Length:
2000 words ± 10% (including executive summary [less than 100 words], table of contents, tables, figures, and
Weighting: appendixes, but excluding title page and reference list)
30%
Reference Style: CQU Harvard Style http://www.cqu.edu.au/?a=14032
Document type: MS Word document ONLY (doc & docx only; pdf or
other types of files are not acceptable and will be directly graded “0” without marking and feedback)
ASSIGMENT SHOULD BE:
1. TITLE PAGE
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3. TABLE OF CONTENTS
4. BODY
5. CONCLUSION
6. REFERENCE
Objectives
This assessment item relates to course learning outcomes numbers 1, 2, 5 and 6 as stated in the course profile.
Purpose
This assessment is to assist students in developing skills in analysing organisational management practices and issues employing principles, theories, and models in relation to leadership. It provides students with the opportunity to practice and improve skills related to research, analysis, critical thinking, problem solving, and academic and business writing.
Before starting this assessment, please read the marking criteria (at the end of this document) and refer to the university’s guide for writing reports (available on the Moodle course site).
You should always check the course website for course-specific instructions, which may be updated continuously.
Description
Assessment task 1 requires the writing of a report. The report should be designed as a management document that can be used to implement recommended changes. It should include a comprehensive analysis of the current situation using theories, models and frameworks related to leadership. Students are expected to engage in extensive research within the academic literature relating to leadership. It also requires students to suggest practical solutions/recommendations based on research and analysis.
Details
The assessment item is based on the case study titled “Reed Hastings - Netflix” (the case study is attached in this document) of the textbook: Leadership: theory, application & skill development (6th Ed.) by Lussier & Achua, Cengage Learning. You should read, and carefully analyse, the case and respond to the issues presented in, and hidden behind, the case scenario within the context of a professionally developed report. You are required to support your arguments with appropriate theoretical discussion and references.
This assignment MUST be a properly constructed report. It MUST contain headings and sub-headings. The introduction should introduce the report, thesis statement (main objectives of the assignment) and include your argument. The main body of the assignment should present the evidence you have collected to support your arguments for the questions you are required to research. The conclusion section should restate your arguments, summarise the evidence and make a conclusion from all previous discussions.
The assignment should contain a coherent, but necessarily restricted review of the academic literature on HRM topics in question. The literature review should be integrated into the assignment and not be a separate section. A reference list formatted in the prescribed Harvard style is compulsory. Further information regarding formatting of assignments and other information is available at http://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/services-and-facilites/referencing/cquniversity-referencing-guides
This assessment item involves researching your assigned topic to enhance your understanding of and utilisation of academic literature. Whilst you should AVOID using only textbook, the prescribed textbook for the course should be cited in regard to broad leadership principles. You will be expected to present information and evidence from, and cite, at least fifteen (15) relevant peer reviewed journal articles (absolute minimum requirement). These do not include other academic references such as books, conference papers, and book chapters and so on. Although you can cite these other academic references in your report, they will not be counted as part of the 15 journal articles. It is expected that you find fifteen (15) peer reviewed journal articles not listed in the course materials. The quality and number of citations will demonstrate the breadth and depth of the literature used to support your arguments. Your marker is interested in the analysis that how you have developed from YOUR review of the literature and how well you use the literature to discuss the topic.
AVOID presenting a descriptive account ONLY of your readings. What is required in this assessment is a critical evaluation of the academic literature as it relates to the specific details of the case study. Your marker is also interested in the conclusions that you reach by evaluating the literature and the case scenario.
Tasks
Case Study: Reed Hastings - Netflix (the case study is attached in this document and also available on the course website)
Based on the case scenario, answer the following questions in a business format (see the Moodle course website for the university’s guide regarding writing reports).
1. How did Hasting Big Five model of personality leadership traits change from Pure Software to Netflix?
2. Which leadership styles did Hasting use at Pure Software and Netflix? How effectively were these leadership styles used? (Reflect on what you have learned in this course so far and also research relevant literature to identify and justify appropriate leadership styles for this question).
3. Explain how power, organizational politics, networking, and negotiation are, or are not, discussed in the case? What do you think Hastings should do if he wants to gain even more influence as a leader?
4. How did Hasting change his use of communications, feedback, and coaching styles from Pure Software to Netflix? Evaluate his effectiveness in these aspects at Netflix.
5. Based on this case study, propose a range of specific recommendations to potential or emerging leaders regarding how to be an effective leader? Justify your recommendations.

MGMT20125 – Leadership and Governance | Assessment 1 – Report Marking Sheet (Marker Use Only)
Student Name: Click here to enter text. Student Number: Click here to enter text.
Note: Only one of the available marking options is to be chosen for each criterion. Please be aware that for some criteria, unequal intervals between tick marks are used to distinguish the quality of the essay. For each grade level (i.e., HD, D, Cr, P, F1, and F2), there are two (or one) tick marks only. This sheet should be read in conjunction with the instruction for Assessment 1. It is expected that Turnitin similarity score is less than 20%. Below 20% is the suggested level. It is possible that you get a little bit higher level if you have a very long reference list. But if the higher similarity is found in the texts, it is unacceptable. Higher similarity score may significantly affect your marks for each criterion as marks are given based on original texts and appropriately referenced texts only. It is suggested that you reduce direct quotes for other sources wherever possible. Markers will analyse the similarity score reported by Turnitin case by case.
Attention Markers: At most circumstances, the tick boxes are usable; p lease simply tick one box from the mark options for each criterion. In case the tick box cannot be used in your version, please write one mark option in the blank cell “Click here to enter text” for the corresponding criterion.
Criteria 85-100% (HD) 75-84% (D) 65-74% (Cr) 50-64% (P) 30-49% (F1) 0-29% (F2)
1. (25 Marks) Knowledge &
understanding
Click here to enter text. As for D, plus demonstrates exceptional comprehension of topic. Shows thorough and relevant knowledge and understanding of the topic, with evidence of reading beyond the key texts. Shows evidence of relevant and sound knowledge and understanding of the topic. Shows relevant knowledge with basic understanding of the topic. Signs of emerging knowledge of the topic but insufficient for progression to a Pass. Shows inadequate knowledge
of the topic to meet learning outcomes
25 ? 22.5 ? 21 ? 19 ? 18 ? 16.5 ? 15 ? 13 ? 11 ? 8 ? 4 ? 0 ?
2. (25 Marks) Evaluation & analysis
Click here to enter text. As for D, plus sophisticated analysis using ideas and principles beyond those introduced in the module content. Report shows a resourceful and imaginative analysis using ideas and principles beyond those introduced in the module content. Shows evidence of analysis using ideas and principles introduced in the module content. Report is largely descriptive with some discussion using
ideas and principles introduced in the module content. Generally descriptive and uncritical. Some inaccuracy in the material. Frequent unsupported facts and opinions. Descriptive and uncritical. Some discussion irrelevant to the title
25 ? 22.5 ? 21 ? 19 ? 18 ? 16.5 ? 15 ? 13 ? 11 ? 8 ? 4 ? 0 ?
3. (10 Marks) Reading &
Literature
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As for D, plus fully supported by reference to relevant up to date material. 15 or more journal articles are used. As for Cr, plus clear evidence of wide and relevant reading. 15 or more journal articles are used. As for P, plus well informed by reading which goes beyond the key texts covered in the course modules. 15 or more journal articles are used. Effective use of key reading. 15 or more journal articles are used Some use of very limited reading, although fairly superficial. 15 or more journal articles are used, but very not applied effectively. Poor use of reading. All reports citing less than 15 journal articles fall into this category.
10 ? 9 ? 8 ? 7.5 ? 7 ? 6.5 ? 6 ? 5 ? 4 ? 3 ? 2 ? 0 ?
4. (10 Marks)
Use of language Click here to enter text. Excellent use of standard written English for academic purpose, being concise, very clear and effective. No grammar and spelling errors. Report displays an excellent use of standard written English for academic purpose. No grammar and spelling errors. Report displays a very good standard written English with
all statements clearly expressed. Nearly no grammar and spelling errors. Use of a good standard written English with few, if any, grammatical or spelling errors. Written in an appropriate academic style. Care needs to be taken with elements of grammar, spelling, and sentence construction. Poor standard of written English. Inappropriate register.
10 ? 9 ? 8 ? 7.5 ? 7 ? 6.5 ? 6 ? 5 ? 4 ? 3 ? 2 ? 0 ?
5. (10 Marks)
Referencing
Click here to enter text. Completely accurate use of the CQU Harvard referencing style, for both in-text citations and reference list. No errors can be found. Accurate use of the CQU Harvard referencing style, for both in-text citations and reference list. Nearly no errors. Largely accurate use of the CQU Harvard referencing
style, for both in-text citations and reference list. Very limited errors. Largely accurate use of the CQU Harvard referencing
style, for both in-text citations and reference list. Limited errors. Inaccurate use of the CQU Harvard referencing style.
Errors are apparent. Poor or incorrect using of the CQU Harvard referencing style.
10 ? 9 ? 8 ? 7.5 ? 7 ? 6.5 ? 6 ? 5 ? 4 ? 3 ? 2 ? 0 ?
6. (10 Marks)
Structure & format
Click here to enter text. Clear structure enriching the discussion and argument. The structure conforms to the CQU guide. Clear structure enhancing the discussion and argument. The structure conforms to the CQU guide. Structure is clear and supports coherent discussion and argument. The structure conforms to the CQU guide. Structure supports the discussion and argument. The structure conforms to the CQU guide. Structured although key issues may be omitted. Some repetition. The structure not completely conforms to the CQU guide (e.g., no recommendations) Little evidence of planning the report. Structure is not relevant to the title. It is not a standard report (e.g., no recommendations).
10 ? 9 ? 8 ? 7.5 ? 7 ? 6.5 ? 6 ? 5 ? 4 ? 3 ? 2 ? 0 ?
7. (10 Marks)
Relevant Length Click here to enter text. Total length is between 18002200 words. All highly relevant. Total length is between 18002200 words. All relevant. Total length is between 18002200 words. Considerably relevant. Total length is between 1800-
2200 words. Largely relevant. Total length is between 18002200 words. Insufficiently relevant. Length is NOT between 1800-2200 words.
10 ? 9 ? 8 ? 7.5 ? 7 ? 6.5 ? 6 ? 5 ? 4 ? 3 ? 0 ?
8. Late submission – 5.0 × (Choose an item.) Days = – ( Click here to enter text. ) Marks (5% of the total marks for a calendar day)
Total Marks = Sum of all marks for the above 8 items (Note: Marks for Item 8 are minors) Click here to enter text./100
Additional comments:
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