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Integrative Leadership Paper
Assessment 3: Integrative Leadership Paper (2500 words)
Students will be required to write an integrative paper that synthesizes the learning experience of the unit:
Part 1: Leadership Problem
• Identification of a leadership issue in an organisation and analysis of the issue.
Select a leadership issue in an organisation of your choice. Draft the introduction, statement of the leadership issue and analyse the issue (500 words) by the end of Session 2
Part 2: Literature Review
Research and read various journal articles related to the leadership issue presented and draft a literature review. You must have a minimum of 10 quality journal articles. This forms the substantive theoretical foundation for your paper (1000 words).
Address the following questions:
1. What were the main topics/ findings of the readings?
2. How do the assigned reading relate to your organizational context?
A reference list at the end of the literature review is requires - ensure that APA format is applied. Submit this draft for feedback at the end of Session 4.
Part 3 Lessons learned
• Recommendations/ Solutions related to the leadership issue
• Takeaways from weekly discussions and lessons learned from case studies.
• Self-discoveries and self-reflections in the area of integration of faith and leadership theories/ practices.
The integrative analysis will draw on relevant concepts developed in the unit; address materials discussed throughout the unit; demonstrate theoretical mastery of unit content; ability to apply that content in meaningful ways; as well as relate the theoretical and practical knowledge to personal leadership development.
Indicative length: 2500 words
Marking rubric for the Leadership integration Paper for BUS500
Leadership issue Identification and analysis of leadership issue Fail Limited and incomplete description/ analysis, missing many elements
9points Pass Adequate description/ analysis, missing a few elements
14points Credit Good and thorough description/ analysis, includes all elements
16points Distinction Very good and thorough description/ analysis, includes all elements
18points High Distinction Exceptional and thorough description/ analysis includes all elements
20points
Literature review and research Coverage of theory and research Limited understanding of theoretical basis of the problem with little evidence of recent research related to the issue/s.
14points Understanding of the theoretical basis of the problem with evidence of recent research related to the issue/s.
19points Good understanding of the theoretical basis of the problem with good evidence of recent research related to the issue/s.
25points Very good understanding of the theoretical basis of the problem with good evidence of recent research related to the issue/s.
28points Exceptional understanding of the theoretical basis of the problem with exceptional evidence of recent research related to the issue/s.
30points
Alternatives, solutions, recommendations Exploration and selection of alternatives and solutions, recommendations for implementation Limited, insufficient analysis of alternatives/ solutions with few and unclear recommendations for implementation.
9points Analysis of alternatives/ solutions with fairly established recommendations for implementation
14points Good analysis of alternatives/ solutions with established recommendations for implementation.
16points Exceptionally thorough analysis of alternatives/ solutions with clearly established recommendations for implementation.
18points Exceptionally thorough analysis of alternatives/ solutions with clearly established recommendations for implementation.
20points
Lessons learned/ self-reflections Recognition and application of lessons Very limited documentation of applicability/ relevance to personal learning
9points Limited documentation of applicability / relevance to personal learning
14points Acceptable applicability/ relevance to personal learning
16points Very good documentation of applicability and relevance to personal learning
18points Exceptionally thorough documentation of applicability and relevance to personal learning
20points
Structure & mechanics - Coherence and organisation - APA format An unfocussed, incoherent project, characterised by disorganisation and/or missing required sections. Academic conventions are followed inconsistently, a notable number of errors present.
3points A somewhat focussed, slightly incoherent project, characterised by some disorganisation and/or missing required sections. Academic conventions are followed inconsistently, a number of errors present.
5points A somewhat coherent and organized project and including most required sections. Academic conventions are adhered to throughout the essay, with some errors present.
7points A clear and coherent project, organised and including all required sections. Academic conventions are rigorously adhered to throughout the essay, with very few errors present.
8points An exceptionally clear, concise and coherent project, critically organised and including all required sections. Academic conventions are rigorously adhered to throughout the essay, with no errors present.
10points

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