MBA502 – Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity

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MBA502 – Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity

Introduction

Theories of intelligence show that people are gifted in different ways, which influences
different aspect of their life like courses to study, relationships, and others. There are different
tools that people can use to measure their level of intelligence (Baumeister, 2005). Taking an
intelligence test is the first step towards creating individual awareness and henceforth taking
appropriate action to develop areas of weakness and exploit areas of strength. This study will
compare my results of Howard Gardner’s Basic Multiple Intelligences Test and Daniel
Goleman’s EQ Instrument with results from two of my friends using a Johari window. The report
will also analyse my strengths and weakness and areas highlight competencies to develop.

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Description

Assessment Information
Subject Code: MBA502
Subject Name: Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity
Assessment Title: Assessment 1 – Individual Reflective Essay
Weighting: 30%
Total Marks: 30
Word Count:

30
1200 (+/- 10%)
Assessment Description

.
This individual reflective assignment requires you to demonstrate a comprehensive
understanding of Learning Outcomes 1 and 2, covering topics between Weeks 1 and 4.
.Follow the instructions below:
1. Complete a self-assessment on Howard Gardner’s Basic Multiple Intelligences Test and
Daniel Goleman’s EQ Instrument: 1. Complete a self-assessment on Howard Gardner’s
Basic Multiple Intelligences Test
Download the free Multiple Intelligences test (based on Howard Gardner’s model) – in
MSExcel self-calculating format from the following free online link below;
http://www.businessballs.com/howardgardnermultipleintelligences.htm#multiple%20intellige
nces%20tests and Complete Daniel Goleman’s EQ Instrument from the free online link
below: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/ei-quiz.htm
Your responses should be completely your own. MBA502 – Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity.

2. Contact two people who know you reasonably well (e.g. work colleagues, close
friends, family members). Provide them with the link or hard-copy version of the
same two survey instruments and request that they complete the survey as an
assessment of you and mail their survey results to you once completed.
3. Using the Johari Window model for self-awareness, critically analyse your own
findings and those of your associates to reflect on what you have learned about

yourself. Write a 1200-word reflective essay (+/- 10% word count) based on the
assessment results you have gathered. Discuss key areas of strengths and
areas for improvement. In particular, review major differences between your
self-assessment and those that you received from your chosen two associates.
4. In addition to an introduction and conclusion, the reflective essay should
comprise three main sections:
In Part 1, critically compare your results with those of the two people who evaluated
you. In your analysis, use the 4 quadrants of the Johari Window i.e. Open, Blind,
Hidden, Unknown (approx. 400 words). In Part 2, analyse your strengths and
weaknesses based on your own survey results and discuss possible improvements
(approx. 300 words). In Part 3, reflect on what competencies you would like to
develop in order to function well as a global citizen. Provide practical examples with
the assumption you work in a culturally diverse global organisation (approx. 400
words). MBA502 – Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity.
Assessment Information
Your reflective essay should include:
• An academic analysis of your own experience. This should include a critical reflection on
your thoughts, feelings and actions. Ensure to integrate these reflections with theoretical
concepts. Reflective essay can be entirely written in the first person.
• A brief discussion of identified strengths and areas for development presenting your own
results, your associates’ results, and a discussion of the patterns, similarities/differences,
and trends you discover. Also, please ensure you link your discussions to appropriate
theoretical concepts. MBA502 – Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity.
• Evidence of integration of feedback received from your associates, as well as consideration
of your own past experiences and feedback from other sources you’ve received in years
gone by.
• A clear conclusion reflecting how your new insights may assist you with a potential career
in a culturally diverse organisation. MBA502 – Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity.
• A reference list.
• Appendices (attach proof of completed surveys, yours and your associates).
Further guidance:
• This paper requires a significant amount of analysis and personal reflection. This means
that you should consider the Johari Window model by breaking down its four parts and
reflecting on how the various quadrants provide a deeper understanding of yourself.
• The attached marking rubrics guide the marker when awarding marks for your reflective
essay. You should review your paper in line with this to ensure there is nothing you have
missed. MBA502 – Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity.
• It is important to check your similarity in Turnitin. All sentences highlighted must be either
paraphrased in your own words or put in quotes and referenced accordingly. You should
be aiming for as low a similarity score as you can. Similarity highlighted in a contents page,
reference list or appendices is nothing to be concerned about. MBA502 – Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity.

Assessment Information

Criteria F (Fail)
0%-49%

P (Pass) 50%64% CR (Credit) 65%-74% D (Distinction)
75% – 84%

HD (High Distinction)
85%-100%

Mark

Assessment Content (Subject specific) OUT OF 24 MARKS
Provided evidence of
completed surveys (of
selfevaluation and two
associates’ evaluation)

Attached evidence of required surveys of yours as well as two other chosen associates (colleagues, friends or family). Marks will be deducted proportionally for missing
surveys or partially completed surveys.

/2

Critical review of
assessment of self
integrating feedback
received from associates

No evaluation and reflection of
the differences in assessment
results (own personal
assessment vs. feedback
received).

Fair evaluation and reflection of
the differences in assessment
results (own personal
assessment vs. feedback
received)

Good evaluation and reflection
of the differences in assessment
results (own personal
assessment vs. feedback
received).

Very good critical evaluation and
reflection of the differences in
assessment results (own
personal assessment vs.
feedback received).

Excellent critical evaluation and
reflection of the differences in
assessment results (own
personal assessment vs.
feedback received)

/10

Theory integration No effort to integrate
concepts and theories in
support of discussion and
reflection

Little effort to integrate
concepts and theories from in
support of discussion and
reflection

Good use of the concepts and
theories from in support of
discussion and reflection.

Very good use of the
concepts and theories in
support of discussion and
reflection.

Excellent use of the concepts
and theories in support of
discussion and reflection.
/6

Reflection on insights
gained for potential career
in a culturally diverse
global organisation

No reflection on insights for
potential career in a
culturally diverse global
organisation.

Superficial reflection on insights
for potential career in a culturally
diverse global organisation.

Good reflection on insights for
potential career in a culturally
diverse global organisation.

Very good reflection on insights
for potential career in a culturally
diverse global organisation.

Very thorough reflection on
insights for potential career in a
culturally diverse global
organisation

/6

Structure Format and Presentation (Consistent across all courses) OUT OF 6 MARKS
Answer clearly and logically
presented

Answer presented is not clear
and logical.

Answer presented is somewhat
clear and logical.

Answer presented is mainly
clear and logical.

Answer presented is
substantially clear and logical.

Answer presented is
exceptionally clear and logical.
/1

Appropriate theory and
research used to answer
question posed

Answer unsatisfactorily
incorporates, integrates and
applies theory and research.

Answer satisfactorily
incorporates but only minimally
integrates and applies theory
and research.

Answer partially incorporates,
integrates and applies theory
and research.

Answer predominantly
incorporates, integrates and
applies theory and research.

Answer skilfully incorporates,
integrates and applies theory
and research. MBA502 – Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity.

/1

Correct academic writing
style used, including
correct spelling, grammar
and punctuation

Writing quality is an inadequate
standard with substantial errors.

Writing quality is a reasonable
standard with moderate errors.

Writing quality is a good
standard with some errors.

Writing quality is a high
standard with minimal errors.

Writing quality is of an
impeccable standard with no
errors. MBA502 – Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity.

/1

Format of answer
consistent with question
requirements and KBS
guidelines

Format of answer poorly follows
the question requirement and
KBS guidelines.

Format of answer partially
follows the question requirement
and KBS guidelines.

Format of answer mainly follows
the question requirement and
KBS guidelines.

Format of answer substantially
follows the question requirement
and KBS guidelines.

Format of answer faultlessly
follows the question requirement
and KBS guidelines. MBA502 – Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity.

/1

In-text referencing and
reference list follows
Harvard style and
consistent with KBS
guidelines

Frequent errors and/or
inconsistent application of
Harvard referencing
conventions.

Some errors and/or inconsistent
application of Harvard
referencing conventions.

A few errors and/or inconsistent
application of Harvard
referencing conventions.

Minimal errors and/or
inconsistent application of
Harvard referencing
conventions.

No errors and/or inconsistent
application of Harvard
referencing conventions.
/1

Word count is within + / 10%
of requirement

Word-count is not within +/- 10%
of requirement.

Word-count is within +/- 10% of
requirement.

Word-count is within +/- 10% of
requirement.

Word-count is within +/- 10% of
requirement.

Word-count is within +/- 10% of
requirement.

/1

Comments : /24
/6
/30

Assessment Marking Rubric

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MBA502 – Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity

Introduction

Theories of intelligence show that people are gifted in different ways, which influences
different aspect of their life like courses to study, relationships, and others. There are different
tools that people can use to measure their level of intelligence (Baumeister, 2005). Taking an
intelligence test is the first step towards creating individual awareness and henceforth taking
appropriate action to develop areas of weakness and exploit areas of strength. This study will
compare my results of Howard Gardner’s Basic Multiple Intelligences Test and Daniel
Goleman’s EQ Instrument with results from two of my friends using a Johari window. The report
will also analyse my strengths and weakness and areas highlight competencies to develop………

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