DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP

DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP

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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject Code and Title MGMT6000 – Dynamic Leadership
Assessment Assessment 2 – Reflexive Journal
Individual/Group Individual
Length 2,000 words
LearningOutcomes a), b), c), d)
Submission Due Friday, 23:59 (AEST/AEDT) end of Module 6
Weighting 50%
Total Marks 50
Objectives:
• Prepare a Personal and Professional Development Plan (PPDP) for your continued leadership
development, drawing on your reflections and insights from the first assessment task (including
feedback from your partner and other sources and your learning from this subject);
• Continue to increase self-awareness by deep thinking about your values and their influence on
your life and career goals;
• Identify critical gaps between your current capabilities or sphere of influence and your leadership
aspirations;
• Identify the influences of national and organisational cultures on your leadership perspectives and
the implications for leading in different cultures;
• Apply knowledge from the theories and models of effective leadership to inform and guide your
development plan.
How the assessment fitsinto the subject/course:
The focus on reflexive research methodologies and strategies is a core element of the MBA. This
assessment provides you with opportunities to build on your personal reflections, apply the
principles of strategic thinking and planning to your own life and prepare a personal
development plan.
Assessment Linkages of Assessment 1 and Assessment 2:
Insights and understandings obtained in Assessment 1 will suggest themes that will be developed
further to inform your planning in Assessment 2.
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Instructions:
Each student will prepare a Personal and Professional Development Plan (PPDP) for continued leadership
development. The period of the plan depends on your current career and life stage. It should cover a
minimum of two years but could be 5 or 10 years. Select a time frame that makes sense to you and
briefly explain why.
Select a model or framework of personal and leadership development that resonates with you and
briefly justify your choice. Ensure that the components of your plan are anchored by appropriate
leadership theory and models.
You should consider the influence of national and organisational cultures and social practices on your
current leadership perspectives and how you can be effective as a future leader in other cultures, as we
operate in an increasingly global economy.
Output/Deliverable and parameters of the assessment:
Each student will submit a report which contains your PPDP and brief explanations. The report can be in
Word or PDF format of 2,000 words or an equivalent in PPT (landscape) format with voice-over
explanations.
Resources to be provided:
● Planning templates in the Activities sections of Modules 4 and 5.
● The Learning Facilitator will suggest a range of possible models for leadership
development.
● A range of e-textbooks and journals is available through online journal databases,
including EBSCO.
LearningOutcomes:
• Increased self-awareness, including personal values, personality preferences, leadership style and
impact on other people as a basis for achieving potential.
• Knowledge of the major theories and models of leadership and their role in explaining and
developing effective leadership.
• Understanding of reflective practice as a means of research and personal growth.
• Greater understanding of the influence of cultural and social backgrounds on leadership
effectiveness in own and other cultures.
• Capacity to apply the principles of strategic thinking and planning to own life and career.
• Confidence and courage to proceed with the implementation of a personal development plan.
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Learning Rubric
Assessment
Attributes Fail(0-49) Pass
(50-64)
Credit
(65-74)
Distinction
(75-84)
High Distinction
(85-100)
Effective
communication
in report
25%
Difficult to understand,
no logical/clear
structure, poor flow of
ideas, argument lacks
supporting evidence.
Audience cannot
follow the line of
reasoning.
Information, arguments and
evidence are presented in a
way that is not always clear
and logical.
Line of reasoning is often
difficult to follow.
Information, arguments
and evidence are well
presented, mostly clear
flow of ideas and
arguments.
Line of reasoning is easy to
follow.
Information, arguments
and evidence are very
well presented; the
presentation is logical,
clear and well supported
by evidence.
Uses limited presentation
aids to enhance
information and
arguments.
Expertly presented; the
presentation is logical,
persuasive, and well
supported by evidence,
demonstrating a clear flow
of ideas and arguments.
Engages and sustains
audience’s interest in the
topic.
Effective use of diverse
presentation aids, including
graphics and/or media.
Knowledge of and
sensitivity to cultural
diversity and
implications for
effective leadership
20%
Neglects core elements
important to leadership
in own and other
cultures.
Difficulty in identifying own
cultural biases.
Demonstrates
understanding of the
complexity of elements
important to leadership in
own and other cultures.
Articulates insights into
own cultural biases.
Demonstrates evidence of
adjustment in own attitudes
and beliefs reflecting
learning from a diversity of
communities and cultures.
Analyses own cultural
biases against elements
important to members
of other cultures.
Describes implications
for own development.
Actively assumes and describes
leadership roles that influences
others and enable positive
change in own and other
cultures.
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Application of
knowledge to practice
20%
Limited understanding
of theories and models
of leadership.
Uses a limited range of
information or sources as
the basis of
interpretations or
recommendations.
Understands the main
theories and models of
effective leadership.
Applies basic concepts to
explain own experiences
and practice.
Understands comprehensive
range of theories and
models of leadership.
Selects and justifies
appropriate models to
explain own experiences
and practice.
Understands comprehensive
range of theories and
models of leadership.
Selects and critically
evaluates most relevant
models to deepen
understanding and insights
into own experiences, biases
styles and preferences.
Describes implications and
opportunities for personal
growth and development.
Demonstrates deep
understanding of a
comprehensive range of theories
and models of leadership.
Selects and critically evaluates
most relevant models to deepen
understanding and insights into
own experiences, biases styles
and preferences.
Describes implications and
opportunities for personal
growth and development and
realistic strategies for
broadening own repertoire of
leadership behaviours.
Personal
development
planning
20%
Vague or unspecified
goals.
Unclear steps or
processes.
Sets clear goals and time
frames.
Describes specific steps
and strategies with
appropriate time frames.
Sets clear, challenging,
achievable goals.
Describes steps and
strategies and why they are
consistent with own
preferences, values and
styles.
Aware of multiple options
and strategies to support
own development.
Demonstrates deep
understanding of current
capability, the gap between
reality and aspirations and
describes realistic and
creative actions to bridge
the gap.
Able to combine strategic
planning with “intelligent
opportunism”.
Demonstrates deep
understanding of current
capability, the gap between
reality and aspirations and
describes realistic and creative
actions to bridge the gap.
Able to combine strategic
planning with “intelligent
opportunism”.
Demonstrates capacity for
continuous and “double loop”
learning (learning how to learn)
in relation to own development.
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Enhanced self
awareness
20%
Limited awareness of
own capability or impact
on others.
Reluctant to seek or act
on feedback from others
Understands key events,
people or experiences that
have influenced own
leadership development.
Describes own strengths
and areas for development,
based on appropriate
evidence and feedback.
Shows deep understanding
of events, people or
experiences that have
influenced own leadership
development.
Describes own strengths and
areas for development,
based on appropriate
evidence and feedback.
Understands and describes
own personality preferences,
leadership styles or results of
other, relevant leadership
assessment instrument.
Shows deep understanding
of events, people or
experiences that have
influenced own leadership
development.
Describes own strengths and
areas for development, based
on appropriate evidence and
feedback
Understands and describes
own personality preferences,
leadership styles or results of
other, relevant leadership
assessment instrument and
is aware of implications.
Demonstrates understanding
of the link between selfawareness
and emotional
intelligence.
Shows deep understanding of
events, people or experiences
that have influenced own
leadership development.
Describes own strengths and
areas for development, based
on appropriate evidence and
feedback.
Understands and describes
own personality preferences,
leadership styles or results of
other, relevant leadership
assessment instrument, is
aware of implications and
takes appropriate action to
modify behaviours where
necessary.
Demonstrates deep
understanding of the link
between self-awareness and
emotional intelligence and
takes effective measures to
enhance EQ.

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