MBA401 Answers, People, Culture and Contemporary Leadership Reflection Writing

Assessment Title: Reflected Best Self Statement

Word Count:

Reflection One (500 words)

Reflection Two (1000 words)

Your Task

Your task has two components: drawing on the Industry Guest Speaker (Week 6) and the selfanalysis tools and techniques that you have been exposed during this subject. Based on these two components, you will write a reflectionthat you can use and continue to build on during your time studying at Kaplan Business School. This reflection and related activities will support the development of your “reflective best self”(RBS) statement, by bringing together theories, selfdevelopment tools and concepts that have been covered in the subject.Both components of this reflection will be supported by inclass activities.

Assessment Description

This assessment involves you developing an RBS statement. The process for developing your RBS statement will start in Week 6,drawing upon what the Industry Guest Speaker had to say about people, culture and leadership The topics, theories and concepts covered in the second half of the trimester will also be used to help you develop a wellrounded statement.

An important part of undertaking postgraduate study, is that you actively reflect on what you havebeen learning and how you could apply it to assist your own professional development and/or future career. This RBS statement supports these areas and is designed to be updated regularly during your time at KBS as you grown and learn.

Reflection One will be conducted inclass in Week 6. Based on the Industry Guest Speaker you will link the theories and concepts covered in the subject and apply them to both the Industry Guest Speaker and to yourself.Attendance at this class is a requirement to complete the assessment. Discussions, participation,and selfanalysis activities will be conducted in class during the trimester and will form the basis of this reflection and support the development of your RBS statement.You will submit this Reflection in Week 13 at 11.55pm (via Turnitin) as part of your final reflection.

Reflection Two will be conducted in Week 12 and be a selfanalysis of your leadership style and ways that you can develop your own leadership skills? During this trimester, you have undertaken several personality and leadership style tests and been exposed to a range of ideas and concepts to support your future leadership development, your current skills gap and development of your “reflected bestself”. You need to refer to a range of tools/tests and leadership theories to support your answer. You must include a minimum of four(4)academic references to support your ideas.

Assessment Instructions

To assist you in developing your reflections, you should be writing weekly diary notes recording your experiences (both positive and negative), on the topics and discussions.

To ensure the success of your RBS statement make certain that you incorporate the following:

  • Examples from you own personal experience that supports your analysis and the development of a true and accurate RBS statement.
  • Paragraphs that don’t just describe your experiences but critically analyse them as well

You should refer to at least three(3)relevant theories that you have covered during the subject to support your responses within the context of actionbased learning.

Please refer to the Assessment Marking Guide to assist you in completing all the assessment criteria.