select a leader they consider as being influential to them in their day to day living or career.

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Assessment 1 Information
Subject Code: MBA401
Subject Name: People, Culture and Contemporary Leadership
Assessment Title: Leadership and the Human Factor
Assessment Type: Individual Essay
Presentation
Length:
1,500 Words (+/-10%)
Weighting: 30 %
Total Marks: 30
Submission: Via MyKBS and Turnitin
Due Date: Tuesday, Week 5, 11.55pm
The Assessment Task
Students will complete an individual essay which will explore and analyse the leadership of a
contemporary leader.
Assessment Description
Students will research and analyse ONE contemporary leader drawn from a list provided by the
MBA401 Workshop Facilitator. Students may not use any other leader, apart from those shown on
the list provided for the purposes of this assessment. Students will select a leader they consider
as being influential to them in their day to day living or career. Students will apply theoretical
concepts covered in the subject to assist them to interpret the actions of the leader they have
chosen.
The following elements should be included in the essay:
• The effect of the leader on the top management team of the organisations they have led.
• The effect of their strategic leadership in developing the human resources of the
organisations they have led.
• The effect of the leader on the development of ethical practices within the organisations they
have led.
Please refer to the assessment marking guide to assist in completing the assessment criteria
The essay will be assessed against the following criteria:
• Evidence of good academic practice in relation research, appropriate sourcing and referencing
(see here for further details);
• Evidence of a development of a body of knowledge in the field of contemporary leadership and
people;
• Level of analysis;
• Clarity of argument;
• Appropriate use of theory and relevant literature
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List of CEOs to be explored for the assessment.
Choose one leader from the following list to explore for the MBA401 Assessment 1. Students may
not choose any other leader for this assessment.
Leaders
Georgie Harman Beyond Blue
Shemara Wikramanayake Macquarie Bank
Oliver Morton-Evans Neuromersiv
Tarun Gupta Stockland
Matthew Halliday Ampol Ltd
Alison Deans Cochlear Ltd
Paul Perreault CSL
Melanie Perkins Canva
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Academic Integrity Policy
KBS values academic integrity. All students must understand the meaning and consequences
of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Academic Integrity and Conduct
Policy.
What is academic integrity and misconduct?
What are the penalties for academic misconduct?
What are the late penalties?
How can I appeal my grade?
Click here for answers to these questions:
http://www.kbs.edu.au/current-students/student-policies/.
Length Limits for Assessments
Assessment submissions that exceed the prescribed limit by more than 10% will cease to be marked from
the point at which that limit is exceeded.
Study Assistance
Students may seek study assistance from their local Academic Learning Advisor or refer to the
resources on the MyKBS Academic Success Centre page. Click here for this information.
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Assessment Marking Guide
Criterion High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Fail
Discussion and
appropriate
analysis of the
leader
(20 Marks)
Excellent overview of the
leader, includes up-todate information about
the strategic leadership,
relevant to this
assessment topic.
Very good overview of
the leader including upto-date information
about their strategic
leadership, relevant to
this assessment topic.
Good overview of the
leader, including mostly
up-to-date information,
mostly relevant to this
assessment topic. Some
key information may be
missing, not relevant, or
not appropriate.
Fair overview of the
leader including most
information relevant to
this assessment topic.
Some key information
missing.
Information provided
about the leader is not
complete, or is not
relevant to this
assessment task, or
not up to date.
Application of
theory
(5 marks)
Excellent identification of
points to be explored in
this assessment and use
appropriate theory;
excellent discussion of
the concepts of
leadership.
Very good identification
of points to be explored
in this assessment and
use of appropriate
theory; very good
discussion the concepts
of leadership.
Good identification of
appropriate theory; good
attempt to discuss
concepts of leadership.
Fair identification of
appropriate theory; little
or no attempt to consider
the concepts of
leadership.
Missing or poor
application of
appropriate theory.
Missing or poor
consideration of the
concepts of
leadership.
Submission
presentation
quality
(5 marks)
High quality written
submission. Assessment
requirements are well
met in this presentation.
Very good quality
written submission.
Adheres to assessment
requirements.
Good quality written
submission; mostly
adheres to assessment
requirements
A fair written submission
with room for
improvement. Mostly
adheres to assessment
requirements.
Poor quality of written
submission. Little or
no attempt to adhere
to assessment
requirements.

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