ASSESSMENT 2 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title LGH602 Leadership for Global Hospitality
Assessment Individual Self-Reflective Report
Length 1,500 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes This assessment addresses the following Subject Learning Outcomes:
b) Identify and appraise the application of models used to explain relevant behaviours for leadership in different contexts (service delivery and recovery, crisis and across cultures) and for different stakeholders including front-line employees, suppliers, management, and guests.
d) Develop and articulate leadership goals and strategies that will consolidate personal leadership capacity through reflection and involvement in industry simulations.
Submission Due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT/ACST/ACDT Sunday of Week 7.
Total Marks 100 marks
Students are to develop a practical leadership development plan by reviewing current leadership selfassessment tests, theories and literature on effective leadership traits, characteristics and behaviours then applying these onto your own leadership traits, characteristics, and behaviours, particularly as they would apply in the global hospitality industry.
Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.
Undertaking self- assessment and reflection is a critical element of becoming an effective leader. This assessment will help you to identify the effective leadership traits, characteristics, and approaches relevant to your leadership development.
Leadership is an important component of professional life – both the leadership of others and oneself. The development of your leadership development plan will assist your career progression, particularly, managing teams in hospitality.
To be able to construct an instructional and practical leadership development plan as a sound foundation of empirical evidence must be developed. Therefore, students are to establish this foundation by:
1. Undertaking a review of current literature to develop a practical definition of effective leadership which includes the key relevant traits, characteristics, and behaviours that can be attributed to effective leadership.
2. Benchmarking and reflecting on these traits, characteristics, and behaviours against your past leadership experiences either in your personal life, as student or at your internship or work. If you have not had direct leadership experience, then reflect on your self-leadership. This should be linked to how they may have impacted your current set of leadership skills (i.e., what experiences have positively contributed and what may have limited your development thus far).
3. Undertaking a series of leadership self-assessment tests to establish empirical benchmarks for the development of your leadership development plan.
To establish empirical benchmarks students are to undertake four (4) leadership self-assessment tests. Students may choose from any of the following leadership self-assessment tests that have been provided as part of the subject’s Pre-tutorial activities:
1. 16 Personalities [ https://www.16personalities.com/ ]
2. What’s your Leadership Style?
3. Leadership Self-assessment quiz 1.1 [Chapter 1 of recommended text https://lesa.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1124616517 ]
4. The Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale [ http://personality-testing.info/tests/RSE.php ]
5. Team Roles Test (Belbin) [ https://www.123test.com/team-roles-test/ ]
6. Emotional Intelligence Test
7. Cultural Intelligence Test [ https://commonpurpose.org/knowledge-hubarchive/allarticles/what-is-cultural-intelligence/cq-test/ ]
The first step in this exercise is to use a personal SWOT matrix format to display the outcomes of the leadership self-assessment tests ensuring that each entry in the SWOT has demonstrated links (including references) to leadership theory from the course curriculum and the leadership selfassessment quizzes.
The result/outcome of each of these are to be reviewed/critically analysed to determine what areas you could use for the development of your leadership skills. It is recommended that you focus on key leadership traits, characteristics, and behaviours and avoid broad general concepts of leadership.
Having establish the foundations, students are then to construct a practical Leadership Plan outlining the three (3) key areas of development you have identified, justifying why you picked these areas and then what you will do to develop these. This includes showing your timeframes, specific actions/activities, and measures of success.
The Leadership Development Plan should be presented in a table to organise responses in a clear way that is easy to understand.
1. Area of development (what do you want to improve?) and why this aspect is important your leadership development.
2. Goals for the development (what are the ways you are going to achieve the objectives?).
3. How (what are the specific actions you plan to take to achieve each goal?).
4. When (when do you plan to complete each goal?).
The leadership development plan will be assessed on the relevance and how effectively you have applied the subject material and theories to the leadership development plan and the practical application of the plan, therefore you must demonstrate strong links to the previous sections and all actions must be well supported by sound research.
The Report should include, in this order:
Torrens Assessment Cover Sheet
Table of Contents
Introduction – Outlining the aims and purpose of the study - what the topic of the report is and briefly discussing what the reader will learn from reading the report.
1. Definition of Effective Leadership
2. Reflection on and evaluation of past leadership experiences
3. Critical Evaluation of the leadership self- assessment results/outcomes – include your
SWOT as starting point
4. Leadership development plan
Conclusion – A summary the key points that have been made in the body of the report
Appendices – displaying the full results of your four (4) leadership self- assessment tests as specific evidence of undertaking
Layout and Presentation:
Layout and Presentation of your document is as important as your content. Your assessment is designed to demonstrate your understanding of a certain topic, so it is important to ensure that the layout does not compromise this.
The format is a report not essay – and this forms part of your grading. Therefore, students are discouraged from writing lengthy verbose sentences displayed in long chunky paragraphs. Rather students are encouraged to follow the suggested Table of Contents and apply additional formatting mechanisms, (in addition to those outlined in the Torrens/BMIHMS Page Formatting Guide) which reduce wordiness and increase the readability of the content and that are consistent with report writing.
This paper should apply reflective style writing techniques – therefore students can use 1st person where applicable – for additional guidance on this writing style, students should refer to the Academic Skills area on Blackboard.
It is essential that you use appropriate APA 7th edition style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here in the Academic Writing Guide found via the Academic Skills website.
Blogs, unauthorised biographies, promotional material, and sensational content must be excluded from the report. Students must fully reference all sources of information with in-text citations and a Reference List. A minimum of eight (8) academic or recognised industry references are required.
Please note: formal academic referencing will be strictly enforced at Torrens University Australia and Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School and any suspected breaches will be formally reported.
To be submitted via Blackboard in a Word document – submissions sent by email directly to the Learning Facilitator will not be accepted for grading and returned to Student.
Standard Torrens University Australia penalties will apply for late submissions, equivalent to 10% of the total assessment marks for each day the submission is late.
Submit this task via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in LGH602 Assessment 2 Individual Self-Reflective Report. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
All students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriately referenced and academically written according the Academic Writing Guide. Students also need to have read and be aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure and subsequent penalties for academic misconduct. These are viewable online.
Students also must keep a copy of all submitted material and any assessment drafts.
Criteria (100% total)
The outcome shows: Fail = Unsatisfactory performance Pass = Just Satisfactory performance Credit = Good quality showing more than satisfactory performance Distinction = Superior quality demonstrating independent thinking High Distinction =
Outstanding quality showing creativity and
Communication and presentation
(15%) Communication is unstructured and unfocused both in written word and document layout. Some communication is effective. Acceptable standard of academic writing, some errors in writing and layout of document. Can communicate effectively - good standard of academic writing and well-crafted document layout. Can communicate in a superior manner. High standard of academic writing, no errors evident. High standard in document layout. Can communication high quality, engaging and effective manner, extremely well-crafted document layout.
Reflections and evaluations
(35%) Absence of reflective and self- assessment evaluation techniques and application. Attempt to be reflective and apply self- assessment evaluation but with poor results. Reflective self- assessment evaluation techniques and application evident, producing a good interpretation of issues under evaluation. Strong evidence of reflective self- assessment evaluation techniques and application, producing a good interpretation of issues under evaluation. Reflective self- assessment evaluation techniques and application undertaken in a superior manner, excellent interpretation of issues under evaluation.
Links to course readings and
(15%) Incomplete research and links to any readings. Limited research and documented links to any readings. Good research and documented links to the material read. Excellent research into the issues with clear links to class and related readings. Research of outstanding quality, clear links to a wide range of theoretical ideas and strategic issues.
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Development Plan (35%) Key areas for leadership development are not identified and applied in discussion. Lacked a strong justification for chosen areas.
Little or no evidence of a development plan.
Leadership selfassessment findings not undertaken and/or adequately identified. Basic somewhat practical development plan. Key areas for leadership development are somewhat identified and applied in discussion.
Some justification for the chosen areas, supporting a sound leadership development plan.
Literature supporting your leadership exploration. Leadership self-assessment findings identified and linked to discussion. A practical plan for development, but detail, new experiences and ‘stretch’ projects.
Key areas for leadership development are satisfactorily identified and applied in discussion.
A satisfactory justification for the chosen areas supporting a well-crafted leadership development plan.
Good range of literature supporting the leadership exploration.
Leadership self-assessment findings clearly discussed and supports the 3 areas for leadership development. Comprehensive and practical plan for development, but lacking new experiences and ‘stretch’ projects.
Key areas for leadership development are well identified and applied in discussion.
A strong justification for the chosen area supporting a highly developed leadership plan and a strong range of literature used.
Leadership self-assessment findings clearly discussed and strongly supports the 3 areas for leadership development. Comprehensive and practical plan for development, including new experiences and ‘stretch’ projects.
Key areas for leadership are strongly identified and applied in discussion.
A very strong justification for the chosen area.
Evidence of an excellent plan with an extensive literature to support your leadership plan. All elements included.
Leadership self-assessment findings clearly discussed and strongly and convincingly supports the 3 areas for leadership development.
The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment
SLO b) Identify and appraise the application of models used to explain relevant behaviours for leadership in different contexts (service delivery and recovery, crisis and across cultures) and for different stakeholders including front-line employees, suppliers, management, and guests.
SLO d) Develop and articulate leadership goals and strategies that will consolidate personal leadership capacity through reflection and involvement in industry simulations.
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