Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity

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Assessment 1 Information

Subject Code: MBA502
Subject Name: Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity
Assessment Title: Emotional Intelligence Self-Reflective Essay
Assessment Type: Reflective Essay
Word Count: 1500 Words (+/-10%)
Weighting: 30%
Total Marks: 30
Submission: MyKBS (Turnitin)
Due Date: Tuesday 11.55pm Week 5

Your Task
Using the first two of Daniel Goleman’s (2020) Emotional Intelligence (EI) domains of selfawareness and self-management, students are to write an EI Self-Reflective Essay. Students
are to use a variety of EI development tools and strategies provided during classes (Weeks 1-4)
to assist in their reflections.
Assessment Description
In Weeks 1-5, students studied Daniel Goleman’s (1985, 2020) four (4) components of
Emotional Intelligence (EI): Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social-Awareness and
Relationship Awareness. In this EI Self-Reflective Essay students will demonstrate how what
they have learned in
the first four weeks of the trimester has improved their understanding of
EI, in particular their levels of self-awareness and skills in self-management (Weeks 1-4).
Students are to refer to the outcomes of the psychometric test (link below) and at least
one
other of the EI tools (e.g., mindfulness and journaling) to demonstrate their increased
knowledge and understanding. Finally, students are to reflect on any implications of their
increased EI in their future career as a professional
.
Psychometric EI test link – Emotional Intelligence Test – Global Leadership Foundation

LO1: Analyse the key features of emotional intelligence and cultural intelligence, as well as
one’s own strengths and weaknesses in relation to EI / CI.
LO2: Apply the concepts of emotional and cultural intelligence to the modern workplace,
and the implications for leadership, teams and for transforming organisational
cultures.

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Assessment Instructions
Students should follow the essay format as identified below:
Introduction (150 words)
Evidence of the growth of Self-Awareness (400 words)
Evidence of the growth of Self-Management (400 words)
Implications for your future career (400 words)
Conclusion (150 words)
Reference List (using the Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style throughout your essay and
the reference list at the end)
References:
o Your Goleman references
o 2 or more academic references
o 1 or more business references, such as business articles, news items, and/or
comparison websites.

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Important Study Information
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/.
Word Limits for Written Assessments
Submissions that exceed the word 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
(85-100)
Distinction
(75-85)
Credit
(65-74
Pass
(50-64)
Fail
(0-49)
Introduction
and Conclusions
(6 Marks)
The introduction uses an
advanced level of
signposting language,
succinct grammar,
descriptive language,
paragraph organisation,
and links to theories to
enable the reader to be
both informed about what is
to come and interested in
reading more. This level of
writing causes no
comprehension strain on
the reader due to having no
errors and including all of
the above components.
The introduction provides a
compelling and focused
overview of the report. The
reader is provided with a
clear sense of what is to
come in the paper and is
actively engaged.
The conclusion
demonstrates the above,
but also demonstrates
advanced summarising
skills to provide the reader
with a logical and
informative conclusion.
The essay includes most of
the HD standard’s
requirements, with only a few
achievable components
missing, causing minimal
negative impact on the
reader. The reader has been
mostly informed and
interested in the essay’s
introduction and conclusion.
The essay includes many of the
HD standard’s requirements,
but is missing a few achievable
components, which causes
comprehension strain on the
reader and/or lack of clarity
about the content within these
two sections of the essay.
The essay shows only a few
achievable components of the
HD standards.
Whilst this demonstrates a
satisfactory grasp of the skills
of writing an introduction and
conclusion, it causes an
uncomfortable level of
comprehension strain on the
reader and/or lack of clarity
about the content within these
two sections of the essay.
The essay lacks enough of
the HD standard’s
requirements to
demonstrate a satisfactory
grasp of the skills of writing
an introduction and
conclusion,

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Self-Awareness
(8 Marks)
A deep understanding of the
area of self-awareness is
demonstrated through the
inclusion of the below
components:
Specific details have been
provided on how the tools used
in class have developed the
student’s level of self
awareness.
The student has used the
Goleman references, 2 or
more academic references,
and 1 or more business
references (such as business
articles, news items, and/or
comparison websites). These
references have been used to
an advanced level,
appropriately supporting the
student’s point, adding validity,
adding interest, and adding
academic integrity to the
writing.
An identifiable increase in self
awareness has been
demonstrated due to in-depth
personal insights.
The style of writing includes
advanced level use of
grammar and vocabulary that
engages the reader.
The essay includes most of the
HD standard’s requirements,
with only a few achievable
components missing, causing
minimal negative impact on the
reader.
The reader has been mostly
convinced that the student has a
well-established understanding
of self-awareness, and has
experienced an increase in it
due to the subject’s learning
experiences.
The essay includes many of
the HD standard’s
requirements, but is missing
a few achievable
components, which causes
a lack of confidence in the
reader that a deep
understanding of the area of
self-awareness has been
achieved, and personally
experienced.
The essay shows a few of
the HD standard’s
requirements.
Whilst this demonstrates a
satisfactory grasp of the
area of self-awareness,
there is a lot of room to
improve in order to achieve
a deep understanding of the
topic and to experience a
significant personal
increase in self-awareness.
The essay lacks
enough of the HD
standard’s
requirements to
demonstrate a
satisfactory grasp of
the area of self
awareness.

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Criterion High Distinction
(85-100)
Distinction
(75-85)
Credit
(65-74
Pass
(50-64)
Fail
(0-49)
Self-Management
(8 Marks)
A deep understanding of
the area of self-management
has been demonstrated by
including these components:
Detailed information about the
various strategies and
approaches within the self
management field.
An explanation, reflection
and/or insight into the
effectiveness of these
strategies and approaches is
detailed.
The supporting academic and
business sources have been
used to an advanced level,
developing the position taken
by the writer and convincing the
reader of the validity of the
sources and the context they
are used in.
The style of writing includes
advanced level use of grammar
and vocabulary that engages
the reader.
The essay includes most of the
HD standard’s requirements,
with only a few achievable
components missing, causing
minimal negative impact on the
reader.
The reader has been mostly
convinced that the student
has a well-established
understanding of the
concept and effectiveness of
strategies and approaches
in self-management.
The essay includes many of the
HD standard’s requirements,
but is missing a few achievable
components, which causes a
lack of confidence in the reader
that a deep understanding of
the area of self-management.
The essay shows a few of
the HD standard’s
requirements.
Whilst this demonstrates a
satisfactory grasp of the area of
self-management, there is a lot
of room to improve in order to
achieve a deep understanding
of the topic.
The essay lacks enough of the
HD standard’s requirements to
demonstrate a satisfactory
grasp of the area of self
management.
Future career as
a professional
(8 Marks)
The essay includes advanced
level connections made
between EI and its implications
for professional and/or career
decisions, indicating a deep
knowledge of the subject area.
The reader has been convinced
of the student’s argument about
their future career as a
professional by demonstrating
an in-depth EI understanding,
supported by insightful
personal reflection, and the
advanced use of supportive
references.
The essay includes most of the
HD standard’s requirements,
with only a few achievable
components missing, or if
present, not as skillfully
demonstrated, causing minimal
negative impact on the reader.
The reader has been mostly
convinced that the student has
a well-established
understanding of EI and its
implications for
professional/career decisions.
The essay includes many of the
HD standard’s requirements, but
is missing a few achievable
components, which causes a
lack of confidence in the reader
that a deep understanding of the
area of EI and future
professional/career decisions.
The essay shows a few of
the HD standard’s
requirements.
Whilst this demonstrates a
satisfactory grasp of the area
of EI and future
professional/career
decisions, there is a lot of
room to improve in order to
achieve a deep
understanding of the topic.
The essay lacks
enough of the HD
standard’s
requirements to
demonstrate a
satisfactory grasp of the
connection between EI
and future
professional/career
decisions