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Subject Code and Title MGT601 Dynamic Leadership
Assessment Assessment 1, Part A: Self-Reflective Analysis
Individual/Group Individual
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 selfdevelopment.
Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Friday at end of Module 2.2 (Week 4)
Weighting 20%
Total Marks 100 marks
Assessment Task
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:
It is highly recommended to set aside 30 minutes of non-interrupted time to complete this test as the questions are set on a short timer to capture initial and instinctual responses.
Analysing results:
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 discussion of the theoretical foundation of the Gallup Strengths Finder (Positive Psychology) and why it is important
2) A brief description of how your results reflect your approach to personal power. Provide a copy of your report as an Appendix. It will not be included in the word count
3) Your initial reactions to your results: where have you seen these strengths being used in your life to date?
4) Your initial thoughts on the fit between your authentic self (as represented by your strengths) and the way you have approached the university degree for which you are currently studying.
Please note that it is quite difficult to cover these four points in 500 words – pre-plan what you intend to say and revise your work repeatedly to increase the impact of your writing. Avoid unnecessary discussion and ensure every sentence contributes something positive to the discussion, and is aligned with the requirements of the assessment brief.
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. =_2498857_1&mode=reset
You should include a list of specific references that you have actually used in researching 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 not be included in the word count. These sources need to have actually been consulted in the drafting of the assignment, and must contain the information attributed to them.
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Failure to do so may impact on the grade you receive for your paper. Please see more information on referencing here in the Academic Writing Guide found via the Academic Skills website.
Submission Instructions
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.
Academic Integrity
All students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriately referenced and academically written according to 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.
Marking Rubric:
Your reports will be marked against the rubric which is show on the next pages. Please ensure that your submission addresses all five of the Assessment Attributes in the rubric.
Assessment Rubric
Assessment Attributes Fail (Unacceptable) 0-49% Pass
50-64% Credit
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
75 -84% High Distinction
Little or no understanding of underpinning concepts. Basic understanding of underpinning concepts.
Clear understanding of underpinning concepts.
Comprehensive understanding of underpinning concepts and brief links with similar concepts.
Comprehensive understanding of underpinning concepts.
Brief comparison with other, similar, psychometric tests.
Little or no understanding of results. Basic understanding of results and implications. Clear understanding of results and implications with brief examples to illustrate key points. Comprehensive understanding of results and implications with brief examples to illustrate key points.
Openness in reflection on learning from the results.
Very insightful understanding of results and implications with clear examples to illustrate key points.
Openness to reflection and deep learning from the results.
No clear logic flow or structure.
Difficult to understand.
Basic logic flow and structure.
Clear expression of concepts. Mainly correct grammar and spelling.
. Clear logic flow and structure, with
Introduction, Conclusion, etc
Clear expression of concepts. Correct grammar and spelling. Excellent logic and structure.
Conclusion accurately captures key insights and leanings.
Clear expression of concepts. Correct grammar and spelling. Excellent logic and structure.
Conclusion accurately captures deep learnings and insights. Clear expression of concepts. Correct grammar and spelling.
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