ASSE SSMENT 1 PART A BRIEF
Subject Code and Title MGT601 Dynamic Leadership
Assessment Assessment 1, Part A: Self-Reflective Analysis
Length Up to 500 words
Learning Outcomes a) Explore and reflect on self- development as a leader to build self-awareness
e) Demonstrate the technique of reflective and reflexive practice as a means of continuous learning and self-development.
Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Friday at end of Module 2.2 (Week 4)
Total Marks 20 marks
The learning design of this subject is to focus on your own leadership journey and not to study leadership as some remote, theoretical concept that applies to other people. Assessment 1, Part A, starts to build self-awareness by analysing your results on the Gallup Strengths Finder psychometric instrument.
Assessment 1, Part B, increases your self-awareness through a reflexive journal, working with your partner, understanding your current capabilities and preparing a report on your leadership journey to the present time. Assessment 2 is a report on your plans for your continuing leadership development. The assessment reports should build on each other and should be seen as an integrated plan for your continuing personal and professional development.
Your task in Assessment 1, Part A, is to complete the Gallup Strengths Finder and submit a brief report on the results and their implications for your development as a leader.
Instructions for completing Gallup strength finder:
Navigate to the StrengthsQuest OS website at the following URL: https://laureateANZ.gallup.com
See further instructions under Assessment 1 brief in the LMS for detailed instructions to begin the test online. It is highly recommended to set aside 30 minutes of noninterrupted time to complete this test as the questions are set on a short timer to capture initial and instinctual responses.
When you receive your results, look at your report and read the background document on the Gallup psychometric assessment. You should then prepare a 500-word report which covers the following issues:
1) A brief description of your results. Provide a copy of your report as an Appendix. It will not be included in the word count.
2) Your initial reactions to your results: any surprises, any concerns, any connections with your own self-perceptions of your leadership strengths and personality preferences, any consistencies or inconsistencies with other feedback that you have received, either from colleagues or other psychometric tests.
3) Your initial thoughts on the implications of the results for your current and future leadership: how you can draw on your strengths to enhance your current and future effectiveness.
Reflexive Writing - First Person:
You should write in the first person, because this is about YOU, your reflections and your interpretations. (e.g. “I considered this advice to be….. because it had a big impact on my……..and it helped me to understand my………..”)
Try to be as specific as possible, use brief examples to illustrate your points and try to select examples that enable you to demonstrate learning against the attributes in the rubric.
All other principles of academic writing apply, including strict referencing, acknowledgement of the work of others and avoidance of plagiarism.
A brief guide to Reflective Writing is available at:
Laureate academic skills unit (LASU) (n.d). Reflective writing skills. https://laureateau.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContent.jsp?course_id=_20163 _1&content_id=_2498857_1&mode=reset
You should include a list of specific references that you have actually used in your report. For this assessment, a minimum of three journal articles, academic papers or textbooks is expected. References to any secondary sources or web sites are additional. The reference list and Executive Summary (if you choose to use one) and any appendices will not be included in the word count.
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing
Submit your Self-Reflective Analysis in Assessment 1 Part A submission link in the Assessment section found in the main navigation menu of the subject Blackboard site. A rubric will be attached to the assessment. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Your reports will be marked against the rubric which is show on the next pages. Please ensure that your submission addresses all four of the Assessment Criteria in the rubric.
Marking Rubric: Assessment 1A Self-Reflective Analysis 20% /20
Assessment Criteria Fail (Unacceptable) 0-49% Pass
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
75 -84% High Distinction
1. Explain the conceptual framework for the Strengthsfinder psychometric instrument. 20% /4 Limited or no explanation of the concepts underpinning the framework Basic explanation of the concepts. Clear explanation of underpinning concepts.
Concise (brief yet
comprehensive) explanation of underpinning concepts;
Brief links with similar concepts. Concise (brief yet comprehensive) explanation of underpinning concepts;
Clear reference to other, similar, psychometric tests.
2. Summarise your
Strengthsfinder results. 20% /4 Limited, or no summary of results Brief summary of results Clear summary of results with brief examples to illustrate key points. Concise summary of results with brief examples to illustrate key points. Concise summary of results with clear examples to illustrate key points.
3. Interpret your results in relation to your personal context, with implications for your future leadership behaviour. 40% /8 Limited interpretation of results;
Limited, or no attempt to integrate theory with personal reflections; Limited logical coherence Clear attempt to interpret results; with some implications for self;
Evident attempt at integrating theory with personal reflections
Some gaps in logical coherence Clear attempt to interpret results; with several implications for self;
Mostly well- balanced integration of theory with personal reflections;
Some gaps in logical coherence Concise interpretation, with mostly clear ability to express implications for self;
Well balanced integration of theory and personal reflections;
Mostly logically coherent structure Concise interpretation, with very clear ability to express implications for self;
Well balanced integration of theory and personal reflections; Logically coherent structure
4. Support your analysis with evidence from the literature. 20% /4
Limited, or no citations given in text.
Limited, or no list of references. Limited relevant references, with many inaccuracies in APA referencing style. References are relevant,
Many errors in APA referencing style Comprehensive, relevant references,
Several minor errors in APA referencing style. Comprehensive, relevant references;
Few minor errors in APA referencing style.
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