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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 self-development.
Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Friday at end of Module 2.2
Week 4)
Weighting 20%
Total Marks 20 marks

The learning design of this subject is to focus on your own leadership journey and not to
study leadership as some remote, theoretical concept that applies to other people.
Assessment 1, Part A, starts to build self-awareness by analysing your results on the Gallup
Strengths Finder psychometric instrument.
Assessment 1, Part B, increases your self-awareness through a reflexive journal, working
with your partner, understanding your current capabilities and preparing a report on your
leadership journey to the present time. Assessment 2 is a report on your plans for your
continuing leadership development. The assessment reports should build on each other
and should be seen as an integrated plan for your continuing personal and professional
Your 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:
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Navigate to the StrengthsQuest OS website at the following URL:
See further instructions under Assessment 1 brief in the LMS for detailed instructions
to begin the test online. It is highly recommended to set aside 30 minutes of noninterrupted 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 your understanding of the conceptual framework behind
the Gallup Strengths Finder and why it is important.
2) A brief description of your results. 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: any surprises, any concerns, any connections
with your own self-perceptions of your leadership strengths and personality
preferences, any consistencies or inconsistencies with other feedback that you have
received, either from colleagues or other psychometric tests.
4) Your initial thoughts on the implications of the results for your current and future
leadership: how you can draw on your strengths to enhance your current and future
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.

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You should include a list of specific references that you have actually used in 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 and Executive Summary (if you choose to use one) and
any 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
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.
Marking Rubric:
Your reports will be marked against the rubric which is show on the next pages. Please
ensure that your submission addresses all four of the Assessment Criteria in the rubric.

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Marking Rubric: Assessment 1A Self-Reflective Analysis 20% /20
Assessment Criteria Fail (Unacceptable)
75 -84%
High Distinction
1. Explain the
conceptual framework for
the Strengthsfinder
psychometric instrument.
20% /4
Limited or no explanation
of the concepts
underpinning the
Basic explanation of the
Clear explanation of
underpinning concepts.
Concise (brief yet
) explanation of
underpinning concepts;
Brief links with similar
Concise (brief yet comprehensive)
explanation of underpinning
Clear reference to other, similar,
psychometric tests.
2. Summarise your
Strengthsfinder results.
20% /4
Limited, or no summary
of results
Brief summary of results Clear summary of results with
brief examples to illustrate
key points.
Concise summary of results
with brief examples to illustrate
key points.
Concise summary of results with
clear examples to illustrate key
3. Interpret your results in
relation to your personal
context, with implications
for your future leadership
40% /8
Limited interpretation of
Limited, or no attempt to
integrate theory with
personal reflections;
Limited logical coherence
Clear attempt to interpret
results; with some
implications for self;
Evident attempt at
integrating theory with
personal reflections
Some gaps in logical
Clear attempt to interpret
results; with several
implications for self;
Mostly well- balanced
integration of theory with
personal reflections;
Some gaps in logical
Concise interpretation, with
mostly clear ability to express
implications for self;
Well balanced integration of
theory and personal reflections;
Mostly logically coherent
Concise interpretation, with very
clear ability to express implications
for self;
Well balanced integration of theory
and personal reflections;
Logically coherent structure
4. Support your analysis
evidence from the
20% /4
Limited, or no citations
given in text.
Limited, or no list of
Limited relevant references,
with many inaccuracies in
APA referencing style.
References are relevant,
Many errors in APA
referencing style
Comprehensive, relevant
Several minor errors in APA
referencing style.
Comprehensive, relevant
Few minor errors in APA referencing