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BUSS 3050: Organisational Leadership

1. Assessment one

This assignment help will help get you started finding resources for Assessment 1: Leadership Report.

Assessment 1 has two parts.

  • Leadership reports: Part I 
  • Leadership reports: Part II

You need to find ONE bad leader in the business world or related fields. You CANNOT choose political leaders.

Note: Before you get started make sure you have read the course outline for full assessment details.

2. Plan your search

To find information you will need to think of keywords in your topic that you can use in your search.

Determine your keywords/search terms

Next think of synonyms or alternative words for these keywords

Keywords/search terms Alternative words
effectiveness capability, competency, efficiency
leadership administration, direction, governance, management
"organisational leadership"

"leadership for organisations"

Above are just a few examples. For more information and tips on planning your search:

3. How to search

Learn how to search the library collection and databases effectively with the resources below:

4. Where to search

The Library Collection can be a useful tool for locating academic references. It is like a search engine that searches across the Library’s collection of print and electronic books, DVDs, journals and theses, together with journal and newspaper articles from numerous databases.

To do a search, try using

  • "double quotes" for phrases
  • truncation* to find the plural and other forms of a word
  • connect using AND, OR and NOT

Sample library search: "organisational leadership" AND effectiveness

At the results list you can:

  • Limit to articles from Peer Reviewed publications 
  • Limit by Date e.g. 2019 to 2024
  • See the full text for many items by selecting the title, then look for the Online link
  • See Library Collection Help for additional searching tips.

Google Scholar searches only within academic or scholarly sites, rather than over the whole internet like a regular Google Search. 

Make sure you access Google Scholar from the library website, you will be able link directly to articles that the Library has access to by clicking on the Full-text at UniSA link.

Library home page showing the Google Scholar tab

Watch the video (2 min 13 sec): Why use Google Scholar? to find out more. 

Business Source Ultimate provides information covering all areas of business including accounting and finance; banking; finance and insurance; construction; computer science; economics and more. Includes country economic reports as well as detailed company profiles.

This is an example of an Advanced Search using Business Source Ultimate.

Sample search: "organisational leadership" AND "leader effectiveness"

You can limit your search by date range and to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals from the box on the left hand side of the results screen.

News Media library guide

News media can be a great source for finding more information about a leader.  Use the Library's News Media Guide to find Australian and International news media. 

Start your search with the following news media databases/websites:

5. Find more information

Find more information in the following online subject guides:

Business guide
This guide will help you search the web and our databases to find business related information, financial information and annual reports.

News Media guide
This guide will assist you to find News content through Library subscribed resources and the web and our databases. It also has a tab on: Fake news

NewsBank grants access to thousands of Australian and International newspaper titles. For more media resources see the News Media guide.

Also try searching: 

Fortune Journal : Provides insights on strategy, innovation, management and leadership and is a key journal for this discipline.

Case Studies 

6. What is a refereed academic journal?

For your assessment, you need to have:

At least 3 academic journal articles for Leadership report part 1, plus 2 other references

At least 9 academic journal articles for Leadership report part 2, plus 6 other professional references


Watch the video below (2 min 22 sec) to learn about academic or scholarly sources.

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9. Write your assignment

Study help icons: Assignments, Referencing, Study Skills

The Student Engagement Unit has created a suite of resources called Study Help to help you understand different assignment types. 

Have a look at:

Other referencing support tools: Referencing software (EndNote)

You can use bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references.

The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. There are also many free systems available.

EndNote Guide