a reflective essay on their philosophy of leadership and application of the philosophy to an organisational leadership situation
the purpose of this assessment is to give students an opportunity to analyse and apply their philosophy of leadership.
Students will be required to submit a reflective essay on their philosophy of leadership and application of the philosophy to an organisational leadership situation.
Students will be expected to write an essay in response to the questions below.
Part A: Leadership philosophy
Describe the following:
a) Your leadership style.
b) Leadership/ principles that you would not be willing to violate.
c) The impact of personal beliefs (e.g. religion, inclusiveness) on your leadership approach.
d) Key experiences that have informed your leadership approach
Part B: Application of leadership philosophy
a) Identify a key leadership issue (either past or present) in your organization (or an organization that you are familiar with) that requires you (a prospective or current leader) to make critical decisions.
b) Provide a brief overview of the issue, to contextualize it.
c) Based on your leadership philosophy, explain what you would have done as a leader in the situation you have identified. In your explanations, provide justification for your decisions on how you would have handled the situation.
Word Limit: 2000 words (+/- 10%)