This assignment requires you to write a reflective journal consisting of five (5) learning events. The purpose of the journal is to show your developing concepts about leadership as they relate to the set text, recommended texts, lectures, guest lectures and stream readings.
a) Three (3) of the five (5) learning events must relate to leadership concepts discussed in Ladkin (2010). I suggest you focus on certain chapters that either resonate with, or are at odds with, your own reflections and practical experiences of leadership. Ladkin’s book is philosophical and it is aimed at people like us who are grappling with what it means to enact leadership today. Therefore it requires us to approach it with openness becoming engaged critically with the essential ideas she discusses. This will require you to read beyond the text so that you more fully understand the ideas within it. Ladkin offers references that enable you to read more widely.
b) Two (2) of the five (5) learning events can relate to leadership concepts discussed in an academic journal article referred to in class.
c) One (1) of these learning events must relate specifically to ethics and how it relates to governance and/or leadership. The ethics component of this assignment is worth 10% of the final grade for this paper. This is because business graduates should be able to identify and evaluate ethical dilemmas and provide reasoned alternatives for their resolution.
Your journal will be no more than 3500 words. It is expected that you will write up many journal entries as the course progresses and carefully craft the best entries as learning events in your final journal. Your journal will be marked on the rigour of your critique, the elegance of your writing and the depth of your personal responses. Use APA 6th edition for your references.