MGMTP102 Management Principles
Assessment 2 - Individual Essay Guidelines
Word limit: 1000 words Marks 15% In this assessment task you need to select a business leader who is alive and successful. Do not choose sports, spiritual/religious or political leaders. You must provide the name of the business leader to your lecturer by Week 5. Structure of the Assessment
The form of the assessment is an argumentative essay so you must form a position statement on the leader, their leadership approach (style), and its effect on the business performance. This position statement (thesis) together with an outline of the specific arguments you intend to put to support your thesis, must be in the introduction to your essay.
The body paragraphs of your essay could follow this outline:
Paragraph 1- Biographical details about the leader and evidence of their effect on the success of the organization,
Paragraph 2 - An outline of a leadership style or approach, its advantages and disadvantages, that you believe the leader has demonstrated.
Paragraph 3 — Illustrate how the leader has applied this approach in their leadership of the organization, its appropriateness to the organization's situation and how it contributed to the success of the organization.
Your conclusion should summarise the arguments put in the body of the essay and draw a conclusion which agrees with the thesis stated in the introduction.
• Please address the rubric that is provided at the end of the Assessment Brief to attempt this assessment task. • Please follow the Harvard Australian Referencing style STRICTLY. See the ALS student guide entitled 'Referencing'. • A minimum of three articles from academic journals must be cited in this essay. Additional non academic sources may be used to provide evidence of the leader's style and the organization's success. • Similarity must be below 25%. • Please seek help from ALS if needed. • Academic Misconduct will be dealt with the policy guidelines of Kent Institute.
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