Management: BUSS 3050: Organisational Leadership - Assessment - Report, SP5 2017

Assessment 1: Leadership Profile Report

You are required to report your evaluation about two (2) different business leaders. To help you complete this task step by step this assignment has been divided into several small tasks.

Part 1: Progress Check Points

Multiple check points are set to monitor your project progress. You need to complete these tasks and bring your reports to the tutorials.

Please consult your course outline for a list of tasks.

For each of week 3, 5 and 7 you have been asked to consult A minimum three (3) academic journal references + two (2) other references.

Part 2: Full leadership Profile Reports
Your report should include the following sections:

1. Introduction (no more than 200 words): Please briefly introduce the leaders you choose.
2. Leadership Assessment - Traits, Behaviours, and Contingency Approach (500 ~ 800 words)
3. Leadership Assessment - Perception and Ethics Perspective (500 ~ 800 words)
4. Leadership Assessment - Motivation and Social Influence (500 ~ 800 words):
5. Discussion (500 words):

The report needs to include a minimum nine (9) academic journal references + six (6) other references.

See Recommended references in this assignment help for a list of journals. The cited academic references MUST be sourced from one of them.

** This is a summary of the assessment, please consult the Course Outline for this Unit for further information.**


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To find information for your assignment you'll need to construct a search strategy. Identify the main concepts of the topic and think about what keywords you can use in your search.

See our quick How to guides below for tips on keywords and how to connect and combine them in a search and wildcards and truncation which can help you find different spellings and alternative endings. For example: manag*  will find manage, managers, management, managerial


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Recommended references

Click on the tabs above to find links to resources recommended for you in the Unit Outline

Cited academic references MUST be sourced from the following journals:

Please note:

  • Sometimes a journal is available through more than one database. In these cases, choose the link which includes the most recent articles.
  • Once you're in a journal, you can then search the contents to find articles relevant to your assessment.
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Where to search for information

Click on the tabs above for information and tips on searching

To find journal articles for your research you can either search the Library Catalogue or relevant Library Databases.

The Library Catalogue is a search tool that enables you to find relevant information on any topic from the Library’s collection of print and electronic books,  journals and theses, together with journal and newspaper articles from numerous academic databases. You can access the Catalogue from the Library homepage

Catalogue search example:

Leadership AND ethics
This search has been limited using the following:

  • Limit to Format: Articles
  • Show only: Peer Reviewed
  • Date: 2012 to 2017
  • Limit Subject: Business ethics

  Tip: Limiting your search will help you to retrieve more relevant results 

Want to find ebooks?

The Library has many eBooks which you can view online or download. Find them via the Library Catalogue

An example search is: leadership AND ethics
To find only eBooks limit your search results to:

  • Show Only: Full Text Online
  • Format: Books
  • The above search was also limited to the publication date range of 2012 to 2017

To download an eBook:

  • you need the free software Adobe Digital Editions (link on our ebook guide)
  • if you are using an Apple device (iPhone, iPad) or an Android device you will also need an app such as Bluefire Reader or Aldiko (both available for free) 

For more information and links visit the downloading ebooks page in our Ebook guide

You can search databases to find quality journal articles on your topic.  To find which databases are best suited to your subject area, go to the Business and management subject heading at the right of the database listings and select the heading Business and Management.

Most databases have a limiting feature which will allow you to retrieve items published within a particular year or year range e.g. 2012-2017.

Key databases for management:

Refine your search by date range 2012 - 2017 and Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) journals

You may also find suitable academic references for your topic using an internet search engine such as Google Scholar. Google Scholar searches only within academic or scholarly sites, rather than over the whole internet like a regular Google Search. For more information on using Google Scholar, visit the Beyond Google for your Research Guide.

Navigate to the Beyond Google for your Research guide

IMPORTANT: By accessing Google Scholar via the library website you are entitled to access UniSAs licensed resources and may be able to link directly to articles by clicking on the Full-text at UniSA link.

To use the advanced search option:select the down arrow in the search box. You can use many of the same search strategies you use to search the catalogue and databases to search the web.

Google Scholar Search Example:
**This search has been limited to items since 2012**

google scholar search

If you use Google Scholar to locate an article, include date viewed and URL.

For example:

Murray, N 2012, 'A report on a pilot English language intervention model for undergraduate trainee nurses', Journal of Academic Language & Learning, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 48-63, viewed 7 December 2013, .

Refer to the Roadmap to Referencing resource for more information.

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Other sources

Finding newspaper articles via databases

A great place to search for newspaper articles is via one of the databases. You can find newspaper databases listed under the News subject heading under multidisciplinary on the right of the A-Z database listings page.

The databases listed below contain both Australian and international content:

Finding newspaper articles via the Library Catalogue.

The catalogue automatically excludes newspaper articles but you can add them back in to your results after searching:

Catalogue search example:

management AND ethics

This search has been limited using the following steps:

  • Additional resources: Newspaper articles (this adds newspapers articles to your results)
  • Format: Newspaper articles (this limits your search to newspaper articles only, and excludes all other formats from your results - you add them in and then take out everything else)
  • Date: 2012-2017

For more information about finding newspaper articles check out:

There are several ways that you can find case studies:

  • many textbooks and recommended readings include case studies
  • add the phrase case studies to your search
  • limit by format/content type eg book or eBook 

Try this Library catalogue search below to find case studies within eBooks from 2012 to 2017.

You can also try the above search in our databases (see our tab on databases above for links and tips).

Here are some database examples:

You can find useful information on government websites below

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Saving links to your references

When citing links to your references from databases, you should where possible use the permanent link. The URL from your browser session may not provide future access to the article.  Alternatively you can use the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) as an alternative to URLs, see the example from the Roadmap to Referencing. If no DOI or Permalink is available, still include the URL.

Not all databases offer this option.

Need help referencing? Follow the roadmap!

Navigate to Roadmap to Referencing website

The Roadmap to Referencing site gives you examples of how to reference using the Harvard-UniSA style. It is recommended by your lecturer that you download a hard copy.