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Assignment 1
Leadership Evaluation and Mentorship Proposal
Due date Refer to the UC Unit Outline for the current teaching period
Weighting 15%
Relevant chapters 1 ? 2
Assessment format Submit in .doc or.docx format
Length 1,000 words (10% allowable either way, does not include title page, table of
contents, appendix and references)
Specific requirements Include academic journals, papers,and books sourced from the library, course
content and webinars, and additional media suggested in the webinars. Use
Harvard or APA 7th
edition style. Minimum of five academic or research
references should be included.
On successful completion of this assessment, students will be able to:

Explain various personality types and link criteria to research evidence on leadership application results

Clearly articulate their own preferred approach to leadership and critically situate that style with reference to the
research evidence.

UC graduates are professional -communicate effectively

UC graduates are professional -employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills

UC graduates are professional -use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-
world problems

UC graduates are global citizens -make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives

UC graduates are lifelong learners -adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with
new ideas

UC graduates are lifelong learners -evaluate and adopt new technology.
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Assignment 1
Leadership Evaluation and Mentorship Proposal
Construct a mentorship proposal (1,000 words) outlining your intended mentorship goals which consists of three assignments as
you observe a leader.
For this assignment, you will undertake a personality test and draw upon its results to construct a mentorship portfolio outlining
your mentorship goals and observations. This assignment is the first part of your mentorship portfolio and includes completing a
leadership and personality skills test and analysing the results and outline your plan to interview and observe a leader.
Section 1 – Personality Reflection and Goals (500 words)
1. First you are required to complete the leadership and personality skills survey 16 Personalities Test. Answer the
questions as honestly and accurately as possible. Your survey results should also be included in this assignment and your
final portfolio assignment.
2. Interpret the survey results and compare them with your own leadership experience and performance in a professional
setting. Summarize the results and personal reflections regarding the results. You should connect and support your
reflections with research evidence found in the chapters, readings, and academic resources. In essence, you should link
your personality findings to the leadership style research. Use the following questions to guide your thinking:

What do you think of the results? Are they accurate?

Are there any results that surprised you? If so, would you agree or disagree with the results?

How accurate do the results reflect your past experience with other leaders?

What type of workplace behaviours and outlook do you consider you conform to the most?

Do you believe your personal traits have influenced your previous work and professional behaviours? If so, in
what ways?

Having considered the relevant research, do you consider the combination of traits and skills sets to be relevant
to strong leadership behaviours?
3. Next, use your reflections to establish several goals and objectives. The goals and objectives should be guided by the
effective leadership style research. Additionally, you will use the goals and objectives to guide your leader observation
and interview portion of your portfolio. Use the following questions to develop your goals and objectives:

What personal leadership skills do you wish to improve upon? What is the basis of your thinking?

What are your personal goals you want to achieve from this observation exercise? What is the basis of your

Is there a type of leadership you are curious to observe in practice? Does the research suggest its relevance to
current working conditions?

Have you selected a leader for a particular purpose? Do they represent a skill you wish to investigate? Link this
as closely as you can to your own personal survey outcomes, personal skills and those advocated in the
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Assignment 1
Leadership Evaluation and Mentorship Proposal
Section 2 – Leadership Mentorship Activity Proposal (500 words)
1. Identify a leader or manager who will act as a mentor. This maybe someone you have recently met or someone you
already know. You will be required (at a minimum) to complete the following activities with your selected mentor:
a. (1) initial interview with your mentor
b. (1) face-to-face meeting (this maybe completed via video)
c. (1) key observation of leadership in practice (Consult with your instructor regarding this requirement. This
requirement maybe adjusted to meet COVID safety requirements)
2. Write a proposal outlining your anticipated leadership mentorship observation and interview. Feedback on your
proposal will be provided and may require you to adjust the nature of your engagement with your selected mentor for
the next assignment.
a. Review your goals and objectives and describe how your selected mentor will help you achieve your goals and
objectives. You may want to use the questions above to guide your answer. In addition, use the following
questions to guide your proposal:

The purpose and scope of the mentorship.

Regarding your own skillsets named by the survey, are you actively responding to these results and seeking
particular insights to guide you for the future?

Has the mentor been selected for a particular reason? Do they excel in a skill you seek to investigate?
Was this a skill reflected in your survey?

How will activities be structured? When will observations take place and what are some of the practicalities
of this mentorship undertaking?
You may organise your report in any manner that best outlines your analysis plan. Here is a sample structure.
1. Cover Page
2. Introduction
a. Summarize what your proposal will review.
3. Proposal Body
a. Section One -Personality Reflection and Goals (500 words)
i. Summary of personality test results
ii. Personality test result reflection
iii. Goals and objectives for your mentor observation and interview
b. Section Two – Leadership Mentorship Activity Proposal (500 words)
i. Describe briefly your selected mentor
ii. Purpose and scope of mentorship
iii. Plan for interviews and observation
4. Conclusion
5. List of References
6. Appendix
a. Include personality survey results
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Assignment 1
Leadership Evaluation and Mentorship Proposal

1,000 words (10% allowable either way, does not include title page, table of contents, appendix and references)

Minimum of 5 references are required

Use Harvard or APA 7th
reference style

Times New Roman or Arial (12 pt) are the recommended fonts

Include page numbers and your name

Include a title page, list of references and any subheadings

Ensure you complete the personal skills and traits survey first and use these results to form a basis of your
mentorship proposal. You can be critical of the survey results: you do not have to agree with them but think about
why this is. Explain your rationale for how this has impacted your mentorship goals and leader selection.

The mentor can be someone you know previously, someone you admire, or even someone who is strong in an area
you seek to improve upon. Think about personal and formative outcomes of this task! Your mentor cannot be a
relative or partner.

Consider your own past leadership experience: what were you good at? What feedback did you receive? Are you
seeking to receive some feedback on your own personal style? How does this relate to the research evidence of
effective leadership approaches?
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