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MGT601_Dynamic Leadership_ Assessment 1 Part B Page 1 of 7 ASSESSMENT 1 PART B BRIEFSubject Code and TitleMGT 601 Dynamic LeadershipAssessmentAssessment 1, Part B: Reflexive ReportIndividual/GroupIndividualLengthUp to 2,000 wordsLearning Outcomesa) Explore and reflect on self- development as a leader tobuild self-awarenessb) Through critical reflection on key leadership theoriesdevelop a personal leadership development strategy.c) Analyse and develop the capacity to influence,motivate and inspire others in your workplace and/orcommunity organisations.SubmissionBy 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Friday at end of Module 3.2(Week 6)Weighting30%Total Marks100 marks Context:The learning design of this subject is to focus on your own leadership journey and not tostudy leadership as some remote, theoretical concept that applies to other people. Thisassessment enables you to build self-awareness and a clear sense of how you came to bethe person and emerging leader that you are today. It encourages deep reflection on yourlife and leadership journey to your present position. It helps you to increase yourunderstanding of your current leadership capabilities and potential. The assessmentrequires you to establish a mentoring relationship with another student in the class so thatyou can provide mutual learning support and exchange constructive feedback with eachother.MGT601_Dynamic Leadership_ Assessment 1 Part B Page 2 of 7Your Task:Your task in Assessment 1 Part B is to reflect on you own leadership journey up until now,your current role or position, how you influence others, how you lead, contribute to or reactto organisational and cultural changes and your current level of self-awareness and selfconfidence to lead others in your organisation and/or community.Assessment 2, which is due at the end of the subject, builds on the first and asks you toprepare a plan for the next stage of your leadership journey. The assessments areintegrated pieces of work and you should bear in mind the final part as you work on thispart. All assessments need to be strongly based on the established theories and models ofleadership to help you interpret and explain your leadership challenges.Working with Your Partner:Partners will be allocated by your Learning Facilitator after you post your personalintroduction on the “Welcome and Introductions” Discussion Forum. Partners willbe allocated on the basis of maximum diversity of backgrounds to enrich yourlearning experience. Where possible, partners will be in similar time zones. Moredetailed guidelines for working with your partner are provided at the end of thissection.• You should include a summary of the feedback you receive from your partnerand others, combined with your reflection and interpretation of this feedback inthe context of your leadership journey.• You may wish to also include a summary of the feedback that you gave yourpartner and reflect on it. Feedback often says as much about the person whogives as the person who receives it. The feedback summaries can be included asappendices, where they will not be included in the word count.While the assessment includes feedback from the interaction with your partner,each person is to submit his or her own, individual report.More detailed guidelines for working with your partner are shown at the end of thisbrief.Possible Structure:A possible structure for your report is shown below. This is a suggestion only and is notmandatory. Other structures would be appropriate, provided that they enable you todemonstrate your learning according to the rubric shown in the brief for the firstassessment.MGT601_Dynamic Leadership_ Assessment 1 Part B Page 3 of 71. A clear logic flow, using a “Contents” page and section headings, will help yourreaders to follow your thinking.2. The use of an “Executive Summary” as a précis or abstract of your report.3. An “Introduction” to set the context4. The body of your report should address the following issues. The percentages inbrackets indicate a suggested proportional length of each section.• Who has recognised your leadership in the past? This is not about jobs you have held,this is about recognising the people you have influenced. (10%)• Key “moments of truth” in your background to date. This should not be a chronology ora CV. It is a reflection on a small number of the most influential aspects or turning pointsin the establishment of your natural leadership behaviours. This is not to be fictional orinvented – please reflect deeply on the nature of your interactions with others aroundyou over time and consider the moments when you felt empowered or aligned with themoment. (15%)• Summarise the results of two other personality or leadership style inventories that youhave completed, and your interpretation of the results. Are they basically aligned withthe results from Gallup? Identify and explain any variances you identify. (15%)• Explain the process of giving and receiving constructive feedback with a peer, and theoutcomes and the of that activity. (15%)• The implications of the feedback and your reflection on its significance. It could includeyour preliminary thinking on how you might use these insights in future, to be expandedin your second submission. (25%)• Links to theory and conceptual frameworks discussed specifically in the topics in thissubject that relate to your experiences and feedback. This is to happen throughout thereport and be consistent with the topic areas of this subject. The important point is thatyou anchor your submission with appropriate models or theories that have beenpresented in this subject as a minimum. (20%)5. A “Conclusion” to capture your key learnings is desirable in a business subject.Detailed, supporting information such as psychometric results and planningtemplates should be placed in an appendix, where they will not be included in theword count.Reflexive Writing – First Person:MGT601_Dynamic Leadership_ Assessment 1 Part B Page 4 of 7You should write in the first person, because this is about YOU, your reflections and yourinterpretations. (eg “I considered this advice to be….. because it had a big impact onmy……..and it helped me to understand my………..”).Try to be as specific as possible, use brief examples to illustrate your points and try to selectexamples 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.Referencing:You should include a list of specific references that you have actually used in yourreport. For this assessment, a minimum of three journal articles, academic papers ortextbooks is expected. References to any secondary sources or web sites areadditional. The reference list and Executive Summary (if you choose to use one) andany 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 Instructions:Submit your Self-Reflective Analysis in Assessment 1 Part B submission link in theAssessment section found in the main navigation menu of the subject Blackboard site. Arubric will be attached to the assessment. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback viathe Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.Marking Rubric:Your reports will be marked against the rubric which is show on the next pages. Pleaseensure that your submission addresses all five of the Assessment Attributes in the rubric.Guidelines for Working with Your PartnerMGT601_Dynamic Leadership_ Assessment 1 Part B Page 5 of 7The following information should help you to start to build a mentoring relationship withyour partner.In commencing the relationship, it will be helpful to work through the following steps:1. Make initial contact through the “Group” facility on the home screen. Your LearningFacilitator will advise you of your Group number after you have posted a personalintroduction on the “Welcome and Introductions” Discussion Forum.2. Establish an oral confidentiality agreement with each other so that you are bothclear that you will not disclose personal information to others. It is appropriate todescribe concepts, learnings and insights about the leadership journey of yourselfand your partner in your assessment submission but not personal details that can beidentified with an individual.3. Agree on how you will communicate with each other. You can use a range of toolswithin the “Group” facility on Blackboard, including emails, blogs, wikis, fileexchange etc. Only you and your partner will have access to your group tools. Youmay prefer to establish a separate text or voice channel, such as Skype, if you prefer.4. Provide your partner with brief background details on your role, employment andcurrent leadership challenge to set the context.5. Provide more detailed information on your personal leadership journey and currentchallenges. The questions in the paper by George et al on Authentic Leadership area good starting point for you and also to ask your partner about. You can also sharethe contents of your reflexive journal.6. Listen carefully to your partner’s story and current challenges, probe respectfully toencourage deeper reflection and understanding and suggest alternative approacheswhere appropriate. Please respect each other’s boundaries and do not go beyondwhat each is comfortable to disclose. This is intended to be mentoring and notpsychotherapy!7. As you progress through the modules, record any insights about your leadershipjourney in your reflexive journal. You may wish to exchange journals or a summaryof key points with your partner.8. In asking and learning about your partner’s leadership journey, it is likely that youwill develop deeper insights into your own journey.MGT601_Dynamic Leadership_ Assessment 1 Part B Page 6 of 7Learning Rubric: Assessment 1B Reflexive Report AssessmentAttributesFail (Unacceptable)0-49%Pass(Functional)50-64%Credit(Proficient)65-74%Distinction(Advanced)75 -84%High Distinction(Exceptional)85-100%REFLECTION & SELFAWARENESS30%Little or no reference toown experiences orobservations onleadership.Occasional references toown experiences andlearnings about leadership.Frequent references to ownleadership experiences orobservations, with reflectionon outcomes and learning.Frequent and deepreflection on ownleadership experiences,clear reflection and newinsights.Multiple, deep reflections,significant new insights onown leadership andevidence of changingbehaviours.FEEDBACK TO &FROM OTHERS20%Little or no evidence offeedback either receivedor given.Basic description offeedback received andgiven but with little or nointerpretation.Clear description of feedbackreceived and given withuseful interpretation andreflection in implicationsComprehensive descriptionand analysis of feedbackreceived and given withclearly expressedinterpretation ofimplications and impact.Very insightful presentationof feedback received andgiven with explicitinterpretation ofimplications and indicatorsof changing behaviours.APPLICATION OFCONCEPTUALFRAMEWORKS20%Little or no reference tothe conceptualframeworks or theoreticalmodels of leadership.Basic coverage of at leastone relevant conceptualframework for leadershipdevelopment.Clear coverage andcomparison of at least twomodels or frameworks fordevelopment, including someevaluation.Coverage of multiplemodels of developmentwith clear evaluation andselection of mostappropriate for owndevelopment.Clear understanding andbrief evaluation of multiplemodes and justification ofselection of mostappropriate.RESEARCH &REFERENCING20%Reference to nominatedor supplied readings only.Inadequate referencing.Evidence of some relevantreading and researchbeyond the core readings.Adequate referencing.Evidence of substantial,relevant, additional readingand research.Full referencing.Evidence of substantial,additional reading andresearch with application toown development plan.Full referencing.Evidence of comprehensiveadditional reading &research with insightfulapplication to owndevelopment plan.Full and extensivereferencing. MGT601_Dynamic Leadership_ Assessment 1 Part B Page 7 of 7 WRITTENPRESENTATION10%No clear logic flow orstructure.Difficult to understand.Basic logic flow andstructure.Clear expression ofconcepts. Mainly correctgrammar and spelling..Clear logic flow and structure,with table of contents,Introduction, Conclusion, etcClear expression of concepts.Correct grammar andspelling.Excellent logic andstructure. AccurateExecutive Summary.Conclusion accuratelycaptures key leanings.Clear expression ofconcepts. Correct grammarand spellingExcellent logic andstructure. Concise,accurate ExecutiveSummary.Conclusion accuratelycaptures deep learning’sand insights.Clear expression ofconcepts. Correct grammarand spelling


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