Description of Task Overview of the Assignment
The individual assignment is to individually write an essay of no more than 2000 words in which you critically reflect on the role of individual differences in your own management practices and OB outcomes. This assignment focuses on the Big Five Model of Personality.
Complete and score the Big Five measure posted on the LMS. Include a copy of your responses as an Appendix when you submit the individual assignment (not included in the word count but will contribute toward your Assessment 1 mark).
Use your scores on the Big Five measure, relevant personal experiences, and OB theory and concepts, including research from at least 10 academic and peer-reviewed journal articles, to answer the following questions:
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What are relative strengths and weaknesses in your personality profile? Consider each dimension of the Big Five. How is your management or leadership style affected by your personality? Consider the relevant dimensions of the Big Five. With your knowledge of personality in general, and your personality more specifically, how can you improve your management or leadership style in the future? Consider the relevant dimensions of the Big Five.
Formatting the Individual Assignment
The individual assignment should be written in a neat, professional and engaging manner using essay format. Resources for writing essays can be found on the University’s Student Learning page: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/students/learning/develop-skills/writing.
The body of the essay should be no more than 2000 words and include the following: Introduction and conclusion A very brief description of the Big Five Model of personality in general Analysis of own management or leadership style in relation to the Big Five Model (see above questions under Specific Instructions) Use of relevant OB theory &/or concepts and personal examples to support your reasoning Evidence of academic research to support your reasoning. Include at least 10 references from relevant and high quality peer-reviewed academic journal articles. Appropriate in-text citations and references pages
Note that references, appendices (i.e., copy of the Big Five measure) and title page are not included in the 2000 word count.
Research and Citations
The individual assignment requires you to read a minimum of 10 academic research articles other than what are provided in the textbook and in class. Academic research refers to articles published in academic, peer-reviewed journal articles. The academic research articles should be relevant to the topic, contemporary (i.e., published in the last 5 years) and high quality (i.e., published in journals ranked by the Australian Business Dean’s Council or Australian Research Council as A*, A, or B). You are encouraged to use additional high quality sources beyond the minimum requirement (e.g., additional journal articles, book chapters, etc.). Tips for finding appropriate references will be posted on the LMS and further assistance is available from the teaching staff and the library. Note that Wikipedia and similar sources are not acceptable for this assignment.
Properly cite sources in the main text of the essay and include a separate reference page at the end of the essay. The in-text citations and references should be formatted using either the current version of the American Psychological Association (APA) or Harvard style. See the library website for tips on using these formats: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/library/individual assignment-thesis-support.Order Now