Assignment: reflective journal
This assignment is designed to assess the student's ability to describe, explain, justify and
demonstrate knowledge of one or more of the main principles of the Leadership subject. The
assignment addresses all course objectives and the graduate qualities related to written
communication, systematic inquiry, decision-making ability, lifelong learning and the ability to
work independently.
Description of the assignment
The major assignment is written work of 2000 words (plus or minus 10%). You will need to write
four entries in a reflective journal recording your leadership experiences and thoughts relating
to situations which have raised issues. Each reflective entry should be 500 words (plus or minus
10%). The entries may reflect on situations in your organisation or an organisation that you
know well. Your entries must reflect directly on the principles discussed in the Leadership
subject. Each entry may relate to a different situation or topic. You can use the journal to reflect
on your intuitions, perceptions, and emotions, particularly in response to your stance as a
Each reflection should focus on one of the below leadership situations. Please choose any four
of the following:
1. A situation in which you used a transactional style of leadership to draw results from the
followers, or observed a leader using the transactional leadership style. 2. A situation in which you used a high level of emotional intelligence to handle a difficult
3. A situation where you can identify where you stood on the ‘The Leadership Grid’. 4. A situation where you led the team efficiently. 5. A situation in which you used delegation to achieve the goals through your followers.