People Culture and Contemporary Leadership
Throughout this subject, you have been exposed to many aspects of people, culture and contemporary leadership. An important part of undertaking postgraduate study, especially a subject like this one, is that you actively reflect on what you’ve been learning and how it could be applied in your life. This learning should have especially been most profound in the following ways. 1. The theories you were taught, such as those for recruitment and talent management.
2. The online resources you accessed, such as videos, podcasts and textbook chapters.
3. The industry guest in Week 6 who demonstrated the application of theory in the real world.
4. The in-class activities you participated in, such as discussions and cognitive exercises.
5. The assessment feedback you received following your performance in the first assignment.
6. The psychometric tests you completed, particularly for leadership and interpersonal traits.
During this time, you should have been writing a weekly diary, chronicling your experiences – both positive and negative. It is now time to convert those diary entries into a reflective journal that answers the following question: What type of leader am I and how could I improve?
To ensure success in your reflective essay, make certain you incorporate the following:
• One example that resonated with you from each of the six categories noted above.
• Paragraphs that don’t just describe your experiences but that critically analyse them, too.
• Evidence that demonstrates not just your strengths as a leader but also your limitations.
• Language in the ‘first person’ since this is very much a case study on you as an individual.
• Areas for improvement supported by specific actions on how to enact those improvements.
➢ You have some liberty to be creative in terms of the structure you wish to apply.
➢ You can include experiences you’ve had in other subjects or in current or past jobs.
➢ You should still be guided by the rubric on the next page, which determines your grade.