People, Culture and Contemporary Leadership

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Assessment 3 Information

Subject Code: MBA401
Subject Name: People, Culture and Contemporary Leadership
Assessment Title: Individual Video Presentation
Assessment Type: Video
Presentation Length: 5-7 Minutes (+/-10%)
Weighting: 35 %
Total Marks: 35
Submission: MyKBS
Due Date: Tuesday, Week 13 at 11.55pm

Your Task
Create an individual video presentation that explores the topic of “effective leadership” within a
contemporary business environment
Assessment Description
In recent weeks students have been exposed to a range of content exploring people and
organisation’s; leadership and performance; leadership behaviours, styles development and
effectiveness.
For this video presentation, students are required to select a contemporary
business leader of their
choice (it can be from Australia or overseas). Students should select a leader that is aspirational and
relevant to you and your current/future career.
The choice of “business leader” will provide students with an opportunity to analyse their contribution to
the success of the business.
You must seek approval from your Facilitator for your choice of leader.
Your presentation should address the following questions:
1. Why have you chosen this business leader? Describe the relevance to you and your areas of
interest
2. Describe at least two (2) key factors that in your opinion make the chosen leader successful?
3. Identify at least two (2) keys ways that the chosen leader has made a significant impact on their
business and how their performance as a leader can be measured?
4. Based on what you have learnt about the chosen leader and the concepts/themes raised during
the trimester explain why and how are these will help your future career development
Subject Learning Outcomes

LO3: Describe contemporary approaches to leadership.
LO4: Analyse the characteristics and psychology of different leaders.
LO5: Apply leadership skills across a variety of domains.

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Assessment Instructions
To ensure the success of your video presentation, you should take account of the following:
1. You are required to appear on the screen and ensure that your voice can be clearly heard.
2. Record the video in a quiet location so that background noise and interruptions are minimised.
3. You are required to create a series of 10-12 PowerPoint slides with talking points to assist the
quality of the presentation.
4. Talk to the camera instead of reading notes or slides.
5. Be creative. A good presentation is not just about the content but the way that you present it.
6. Practice numerous times beforehand to increase your confidence.
Students should refer to at least three (3) relevant theories/concepts (with appropriate referencing) that
have been covered in this subject.
You are required to demonstrate your use of references/resources in your video. Please speak with
your Facilitator if you’d like some suggestions in this regard.
Please refer to the Assessment Marking Guide to assist you in addressing all the assessment criteria.

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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/.
Time Limits for Video Assessments
Submissions that exceed the time 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
(100-85)
Distinction
(84-75)
Credit
(74-65)
Pass
(64-50)
Fail
(49-0)
Description and
discussion of at
least two (2) key
factors that made
the chosen leader
successful.
(6 Marks)
Comprehensive description and
detailed discussion of two (2)
key factors that made the
chosen leader successful
Detailed description and
discussion of two (2 key factors
that made the chosen leader
successful
An attempt made to describe
and discuss less than two (2)
key factors that made the
chosen leader successful
Basic description and discussion
of only one (1) key factor that
made the chosen leader
successful.
No clear description and
discussion of any of the key
factors that made the chosen
leader successful.
Identification and
discussion of at
least two (2) ways
the leader made a
significant impact
on their business.
(6 Marks)
Outstanding identification and
discussion of the two (2) ways
the leader made significant
impact on their business.
Clear and concise identification
and discussion of the two (2)
ways the leader made
significant impact on their
business.
An attempt made at
identification and discussion of
less than two (2) ways the
leader has made significant
impact on their business.
Basic and at times unclear
identification and discussion of
only one (1) way the leader made
a significant impact on their
business.
No clear identification and
discussion of the ways the leader
made significant impact on their
business.
Discussion of how
the leader’s
performance can
be measured.
(6 Marks)
Comprehensively detailed and
examples strongly applied to
support the discussion of how
the leader’s performance can be
measured.
Clear and detailed application
of examples applied to support
the discussion of how the
leader’s performance can be
measured.
Succinct application of
examples to support the
discussion of how the leader’s
performance can be measured
Some improvement needed.
Basic discussion with minimal
examples to support the
discussion of how the leader’s
performance can be measured.
Significant improvement needed
Discussion of how the leader’s
performance can be measured is
either absent or missing.
Explanation of why
the leaders was
chosen; application
of lessons learnt
and relevance for
career?
(6 Marks)
Very detailed explanation of choice
of leader. Comprehensive
application of lessons learnt.
Clear, complete, and convincing
identification of career relevance.
Detailed explanation of choice of
leader. Detailed application of
lessons learnt.
Clear and detailed identification of
career relevance.
Superficial explanation of choice
of leader. Application of some of
the of lessons learnt but more
detailed needed
Incomplete identification of career
relevance.
Some improvement needed.
Basic explanation of choice of
leader.
Basic discussion of lessons
learnt.
Minimal identification of career
relevance.
Significant improvement needed
No explanation of choice of leader.
No clear discussion of lessons
learnt.
No clear identification of career
relevance.

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Quality of video
presentation and
Slide Deck
(6 Marks)
Ideas were extremely
engagingly and convincingly.
Delivery, presentation, and
incorporation of slides creative,
engaging and effective.
Ideas expressed engagingly.
Delivery, presentation, and
incorporation of slides effective
and engaging.
Ideas expressed well.
Delivery, presentation, and
incorporation of slides effective.
Ideas superficially expressed.
Delivery presentation and
incorporation of slides are of a
basic standard.
Ideas unsatisfactorily expressed.
Delivery, presentation, and
incorporation of slides are
ineffective.
Use of at least
three (3) theories
discussed and
referenced
correctly.
(5 marks)
Three (3) theories discussed but
with only negligible
inconsistencies in the
referencing method.
Three (3) theories discussed
but with occasional
inconsistencies in the
referencing method.
Two (2) theories discussed but
with minor inconsistencies in
the referencing method.
Only One (1) theory discussed
but with major inconsistences in
the referencing method.
Insufficient use of theories and/or
incorrect referencing.