Assignment overview( 2500 words) Over the course of this unit, you have been introduced to a number of different theoretical perspectives on leadership. This assignment will enable you to integrate your learning across these topics as you analyse the portrayal of effective leadership within a feature film. Related learning outcomes This assignment assesses the following unit learning outcomes: 2. Research and apply leadership theories to develop critique of leadership practice in order to evaluate challenges to leadership in a range of contexts and sectors. 3. Understand the value of reflective practice and apply self-reflection to develop an awareness of diversity and personal leadership contributions. 4. Reflect on the contribution of shared meaning and values in shaping organisational culture and building social capital in increasing complex organisational environments. Assessment details Use book Leadership, research findings, practice,and skills eighth edition for etext In this assignment, you will produce a report that utilises Robbins’ framework from page 20 of the eText (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (DuBrin 2016) introduced in Week 1 of your learning materials. A basic framework for understanding leadership Robbins (1997) Supplied by Leadership: Research findings, practice and skills Instructions 1. Select one of the following films. All the films are available for viewing online (streaming) via the Swinburne University Library Commons (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or through Swinburne University library): o Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Chadwick 2013). o Thirteen Days (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Donaldson 2000). o The Devil Wears Prada (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Frankel 2006). o Lincoln (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Spielberg 2012). o Wall Street (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.(Stone 1987). o Moneyball (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.(Bennett Miller 2011). o The Iron Lady (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.(Phylilida Lloyd 2011). 2. Select a character from the film. Make notes about specific examples of the effectiveness of the characters leadership (you may need to watch the film several times). Write your notes in a table based on the Robbins framework, similar to the example below, and include the table as an appendix to your report. Element of Robbin’s Framework Characteristics observed Corresponding scene 3. Based on the notes from your observation of the character, write a report that critically analyses the effectiveness of your character as a leader: o Base the body of your report on the four elements of the Robbins framework. o Discuss and analyse your findings, drawing on further literature where relevant. o Use adequate and appropriate examples from the film to support your discussion of theories and your analysis of their leadership effectiveness. Assignment hints and tips Please note that in preparing your report, it is expected that you will cite and use appropriately a minimum of 15 research-based sources (refereed/peer-reviewed journal articles) related to the aspects of leadership that you consider in your report. You are expected to identify specific leadership effectiveness issues evident in the film, in order to develop and justify leadership effectiveness of the leader chosen, through synthesis and careful critical reflection. You will need to properly cite your sources and provide a reference list. Reports which draw solely, or almost exclusively, on the eText will be unlikely to receive a higher mark than a low Pass on this assignment task. The films are based on real-life people and events. The filmmakers have at times taken liberties with historical accuracies, but for the purposes of this report and our consideration of leadership, this is not an important issue. If you wish to find further information about the people and/or circumstances involved in the film you have selected, there are other sources you can consult, including books (non-fiction), journal articles and internet sources. It is not, however, expected that you will do further research into the person or circumstances involved in the film you select as this assignment is not about historythis is a report about leadership. Format Write your report using an appropriate report structure: Executive summary/abstractsummarises the main contents and findings of the report. Introductiongives an overview of the background, scope and focus of the chosen film (not a plot summary, but a discussion of your characters leadership issues), and provides a clear plan of argument and purpose of the report. Main discussion and analysisdraws on the Robbins framework and other relevant literature and theory; uses examples from the film and links to the theory; clear argument and reasoning in line with purpose of the report; analysis and critical reflection of leadership demonstrated in film and leadership effectiveness. Conclusionimplications and brief summary i.e. conclusions from Robbins framework, providing a judgment about the usefulness of the framework to understand how elements of leadership were demonstrated throughout the film. References/bibliographycitation of all evidences/references used, using Swinburne Harvard referencing style. Appendixinclude the table of film scenes with scene time you produced while preparing your report. Focus of report This report is designed to explore issues which affect leadership effectiveness. It is not a biographical report nor a film critique or a history report. In other words, while you may find it useful to do some reading about the people and situations featured in the film to give yourself some additional background, it is not intended that your report offersexcept as relevant to consideration of leadership effectivenessextensive biographical details, go into great detail about the historical events or detail historical inaccuracies, or critique the film. Please note the word count does not include the appendix and reference list. ________________________________________ Supporting resources The Study resources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. section of the Student Portal has a number of tools to help you with completing assignment. The resource below will also support this assignment: Business report (PDF 376 KB).
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