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BUMGT5970 Leadership
Assessment 1 – Leadership Context - Essay
This document contains the details for Assessment 1 for BUMGT5970 Leadership. Included are aspects such as:
• The assessment overview and report structure;
• How the assessment is to be formatted; and
• How it will be assessed by using an Assessment Criteria Sheet.
You should read this along with the Course Description, which includes information on due dates, submission, etc. If you are not clear on any aspect, please speak with your lecturer who will be happy to answer your questions.
Overview of the Assignment
You are required to demonstrate your understanding of leadership theory and leadership approaches as we have covered in activities and material in class.
For assessment 1, consider the roles and situations, and the leadership behaviours that might be required, in the table below. Choose two scenarios from the list below and write up to 750 words (per topic, that is 1500 words in total) on how leadership might be exercised and what are the contextual factors that are relevant. Your arguments should be informed by at least four (4) academic articles related to your chosen scenarios.
The scenarios you may choose from:
•The CEO of a multinational firm
•Leading an inner city street gang
•Conducting a symphony orchestra
•A sports coach
•In an emergency rescue squad
•In a Hollywood film cast and crew
•In a hospital emergency room
•A Prime Minister/President
•On a battlefield
•A social worker in an aged care home •A diplomat •A prison guard
•A supervisor on a construction site
•In a sales presentation
•After an earthquake
•During a meeting where a person is informed he/she has been fired.
•In a heart-to-heart talk among close friends
•In a rock group
•A maitre d’ in a restaurant
•In a fundraising campaign
Essay Structure
Use the following structure to organise your essay:
Title page 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Leadership scenarios 2.1 Scenario 1 2.2 Scenario 2 3.0 Conclusion References
General Formatting Requirements for the Report
For those students who are unfamiliar or do not feel confident with academic writing, there are many sources on the Federation University and Library websites. The formatting of assignments should adhere to the following requirements:
• Essay format
• Follow the headings outlined under the Assignment Instructions section
• Use a Title page containing all of the relevant information
• Correct page numbering (e.g., the Title Page is not numbered. The body of the report starting with the Introduction is numbered 1, 2, 3, etc.)
• Do not write in the first or second person (I, we, our)—write in the third person only
• Proof-read before submission for spelling, grammatical and logic errors
• Fonts should be plain and easy to read (e.g., Tahoma, Arial, Times New Roman)
• Font size is typically between 10 and 12 for the body of the assignment
• Paragraphs are to be fully justified
• Paragraph spacing typically uses one space before and after a paragraph
• Any tables and diagrams used should be labelled (they do not form part of the word count)
• APA referencing style to be used (information on this can be found at the following link: http://federation.edu.au/current-students/learning-and-study/online-help-with/referencing)
Assessment Criteria Sheet
BUMKT5902 Marketing Management
Assessment 1 – Leadership Context Essay
Criteria Weight F (0-49) P (50-59) C (60-69) D (70-79) HD (80+)
Scenario 1:
Content
Knowledge /
Literature /
Theory /
Concepts 30% Little or no attempt to demonstrate knowledge of core concepts. Arguments are flawed and there are limited connections made with the topic selected. Demonstrates a superficial knowledge of core concepts.
Analysis tends to be descriptive only. Provides some connections into the topics selected. Demonstrates an adequate level of knowledge of core concepts by providing an acceptable level of analysis. Student shows some attempt to synthesise into the topics selected. Demonstrates a balanced and very high level of knowledge of core concepts by providing a thorough level of analysis. Student provides convincing synthesis into the topics selected. Demonstrates a balanced and comprehensive knowledge of core concepts by providing an exceptional level of analysis. Student provides insightful synthesis into the topics selected.
Scenario 2:
Content
Knowledge /
Literature /
Theory /
Concepts 30% Little or no attempt to demonstrate knowledge of core concepts. Arguments are flawed and there are limited connections made with the topic selected. Demonstrates a superficial knowledge of core concepts.
Analysis tends to be descriptive only. Provides some connections into the topics selected. Demonstrates an adequate level of knowledge of core concepts by providing an acceptable level of analysis. Student shows some attempt to synthesise into the topics selected. Demonstrates a balanced and very high level of knowledge of core concepts by providing a thorough level of analysis. Student provides convincing synthesis into the topics selected. Demonstrates a balanced and comprehensive knowledge of core concepts by providing an exceptional level of analysis. Student provides insightful synthesis into the topics selected.
Structure and organisation of writing 20% There is little or no organisation, lacking structure, paragraphing, etc. Some organisation present but logic/arguments lack clarity and/or conciseness Organisation is present, there may be some inconsistencies with organisation and structure of logic/arguments but generally easy to follow; writing is mostly clear but
parts may lack conciseness Writing is generally well organised, structure includes introduction, body and conclusion and most logic/arguments are easy to follow; writing is mostly clear and generally easy to follow Writing is coherently organised, introduction, body and conclusion are sophisticated, and the logic/arguments are easy to follow; writing is clear, concise and persuasive.
Use of references to support arguments 20% Limited or no ability to use relevant resources and/or support arguments. Reference style nonexistent. Occasionally uses relevant resources to support arguments. Minimal attempts to follow the reference style guide. Relevant resources are used to support arguments most of the time. Attempts to follow the reference style guides. Relevant resources are used to support arguments throughout. Reference style guides generally adhered to. Relevant resources are expertly used to support arguments throughout. Reference style guides completely adhered to.
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