LO-1 Identify appropriate people management strategies, procedures and tools.
MD4042 LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
2021 COHORT ENTRY - SEMESTER ONE
ASSESSMENT ONE – INDIVIDUAL ESSAY
This is an individual written
essay due for submission:
Assessment 1: Reflection: 1,600 words, 40% (LO1 &LO2)
Critically analyse your own personality.
You are required to produce an individually reflective written essay.
Through dialogic reflection, your work should identify and critically appraise your individual skills and competences.
Assignment One Dates:
This assessment meets Learning Outcomes 1 & 2.
Identify and critically appraise their own personal development needs and key competencies in areas of leadership, team working, effective social interaction and communication.
Identify appropriate people management strategies, procedures and tools.
Your essay must:
Be an individual piece of work in an essay format (no headings or bullet points).
Not use a table of contents (it is not a report).
Be a Reflective Piece of Writing essay using Dialogic Reflection - Use Jenny Moon’s Reflective Writing paper as a guide.
Be written in the first person. That is singular
first- person pronouns include I, me, my, mine and myself.
Be an appropriate presentation/format/Grammar/fully referencing and cited within the work.
Be written in UK English
US English. For example, behaviour (UK) not behavior (US). not
1,600 words – NB: +/- 10%.
Use your online test data as evidence
Present your online test data in the appendices
Use academic theory and credible sources that supports your online test data.
Follow this step-by-step process:
Complete the mandatory tests –
see Part One. Complete any additional online tests –
see Part Two and Part Three. Critically analyse all your online test data –
see Part Four and Part Five
critical analysis is breaking down and studying the online test data).
You are required to complete the following
from CareerEdge Mandatory Testing five mandatory online tests
Click the Students & Staff icon, then Self Awareness – Access Self Assessments for the Mandatory 5 Online Tests
Personality Insight- Big 5
Part Two – Optional Inclusion
You may wish to also include the following tests to supplement your analysis of your personality. These can be found on Blackboard in the Self Testing - Emotional Intelligence, Values and Personality folder.
Barrett’s Value Test
Simple Personality Test
The Global Emotional Intelligence Test
Part Three - – Optional Inclusion
You may wish to also include the following tests to supplement your analysis of your personality. These tests will be discussed via the online tutorials.
Locus of Control
So, now scrutinise the online test data and ask yourself what connections are there, plus:
Is it what you expected? If not, why not?
How does the data look to you?
Can you make a judgement about its value or significance?
Are there are commonalities?
Are there any surprises?
What is the online test data telling you about yourself? Etc.
Part Five - Now, begin to:
Plan your essay.
Research your subject material.
Think about using the Rolfe Reflective Framework
Structure your essay.
List of references
Appendices – copies of your online tests that you have used in your essay
Think about the size/length of your paragraphs (no more than 100 words per paragraph).
First line in every paragraph sets the scene for what is to follow.
In each paragraph, you must:
Develop your academic argument and introduce academic counterarguments.
Support your academic arguments with your personal online test data.
Are there any connections here?
Support your academic arguments with relevant academic evidence.
Practising Your Reflective Writing:
Be aware of the purpose of your reflective writing and state if it is appropriate.
Reflective writing requires practice and constant standing back from oneself.
Practice reflecting writing on the same event /incident through different people’s viewpoints and disciplines.
Deepen your reflection / reflective writing with the help of others through discussing issues with individuals and groups, getting the points of others.
Always reflect on what you have learnt from an incident, and how you would do something differently another time.
Try to develop your reflective writing to include the ethical, moral, historical and socio-political contexts where these are relevant.
The reflective writing will be submitted through Turnitin in one document with appropriate reference list and appendices.