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Criteria 1: Blog 1 Ethical relationships

between leaders and their teams

0 No attempt

2 Fail

4 Pass

6 Merit

8 Distinction

10 Distinction Plus

No attempt

A limited discussion of the brief


that only identifies the basic
features of ethical leadership.
Knowledge of ethics in business is
mostly drawn from a random
choice of internet sources or
general knowledge. No debate is
presented to demonstrate a range
of perspectives to the blog brief.

An acceptable discussion of the


brief that identifies the basic
features of ethical leadership with
an understanding of the relevance
of the topic to the study of
leadership in organisations.
Knowledge of ethical leadership is
mostly drawn from the required
and recommended reading from
Moodle. An attempt at a debate is
presented to demonstrate a range
of perspectives to the blog brief
although lack clarity and depth of
analysis. Basic reference made to
a model of ethical leadership but
lacking real examples to highlight
the impact of ethical and nonethical leadership in business.

A detailed discussion of the brief


that analyses ethical leadership
with an understanding of the
relevance of the topic to the study
of leadership in organisations,
making clear use of a specific and
contemporary organisational
examples to illustrate the debate.
General distinction made between
Deontological and Teleological
practices with examples drawn
from industry with real examples
to highlight the impact of ethical
and non-ethical leadership in
business. Knowledge of ethical
leadership is mostly drawn from a
range of appropriate academic
and professional body sources
demonstrating confident research
skills using journal databases via
Locate. A clear debate is
presented to demonstrate a range
of perspectives to the blog brief
with relevance to the author's field
of study, identifying the impact of
a leader's actions on individual,
team and organisational
performance.

A detailed and confident


evaluation of ethical leadership
arguing for and against the
relevance of the topic to the study
of leadership in organisations,
making clear use of a specific and
contemporary organisational
examples to illustrate specific
features of the debate.
Knowledge of the ethical
leadership demonstrates confident
research skills using journal
databases via Locate. Analytical
distinction made between
Deontological and Teleological
practices with detailed examples
to highlight the impact of ethical
and non-ethical leadership in
business. A confident debate is
presented to demonstrate a range
of perspectives to the blog brief
arguing a direct relevance to the
author's field of study and
assesses the impact of ethical
leadership on individual, team and
organisational performance
identifying best practices for new
managers or leaders entering their
chosen industry.

An original discussion of the brief


that critically evaluates ethical
leadership arguing for and against
the relevance of the topic to the
study of leadership in
organisations, making clear use of
a specific and contemporary
organisational examples to
illustrate specific features of the
debate. Knowledge of the leaders
is drawn creatively from a range of
appropriate academic and
professional body sources
demonstrating confident research
skills using journal databases via
Locate, personal networks and
organisational intelligence.
Concise and analytical distinction
made between Deontological and
Teleological practices with real
examples to highlight the impact of
ethical and non-ethical leadership
in business. A compelling debate
is presented that draws together
knowledge from a range of original
perspectives on the impact of
leaders on individual, team and
organisational performance,
analysing best practices for new
managers or leaders entering their
chosen industry as well as
considering how ethical leadership
can be measured in financial and
non-financial terms.

Criteria 2 : Blog 2 Diversity and Team


Management

No attempt

A limited discussion of the brief


that only identifies the basic
features of leading diverse teams.
of leadership. Theoretical and
evidenced knowledge of leading
diverse teams is mostly drawn
from a random choice of internet
sources or general knowledge.
Limited or no application of
model(s) of team formation,
leadership theories and
challenges/advantages of
managing diverse teams. No
debate is presented to
demonstrate a range of
perspectives to the blog brief.

An acceptable discussion of the


brief that identifies and applies the
basic features of a model of team
formation and theories of leading
teams. Basic understanding of
why the model referred to in the
blog was developed and its
purpose. Some discussion
evident on the link between the
model(s) of team formation,
leadership theories and
challenges/advantages of
managing diverse teams with
general reference to a business
leader. Knowledge of the model is
mostly drawn from the required
and recommended reading from
Moodle. An attempt at a debate is
presented to demonstrate a range
of perspectives to the blog brief
although lacks clarity and depth of
analysis.

A clear discussion of the brief that


identifies and applies the features
of a model(s) of team formation
and theories of leading teams.
Their complexities are stated with
some discussion of why they were
developed and their purpose but
with limited depth of analysis.
Clear discussion evident on the
link between the model(s) of team
formation, leadership theories and
challenges/advantages of
managing diverse teams with good
reference to real leadership
examples. Knowledge is mostly
drawn from a range of appropriate
academic and professional body
sources demonstrating confident
research skills using journal
databases via Locate. A clear
debate is presented to
demonstrate a range of
perspectives to the blog brief with
relevance to the author's field of
study with useful conclusion

A detailed and confident


discussion of the brief that
critically evaluates the features of
a model(s) of team formation and
theories of leading teams. Their
complexities are examined with
detailed and critical discussion of
why they were developed and their
purpose. Detailed discussion
evident on the link between the
model(s) of team formation,
leadership theories and
challenges/advantages of
managing diverse teams with
explicit reference to real
leadership examples. Knowledge
is mostly drawn from a range of
appropriate academic and
professional body sources
demonstrating confident research
skills using journal databases via
Locate. A confident debate is
presented to demonstrate a range
of perspectives to the blog brief
arguing a direct relevance to the
author's field of study and the
contemporary issues within key
organisations. Clear conclusion
with recommendations for future
managers

A detailed and confident


discussion of the brief that
critically evaluates the features
and application of relevant
model(s) and theories of team
formation and leadership. Their
complexities are examined in
depth with thoughtful and applied
discussion re why they were
developed and their purpose.
Knowledge is fully supported by a
range of appropriate academic
and professional body sources
drawn together in an original and
compelling manner and applied to
real leadership examples.
Originality of thought and analysis
is clearly demonstrated in the
debate with direct relevance to the
author's field of study and the
contemporary issues within key
organisations, reflecting both
personal and academic research
into the stated debate. Clear and
concise conclusion with
recommendations for future
managers.

Criteria 3: Blog 3 Analysis of Leadership No attempt

A limited discussion of the brief


that only identifies the basic
features of a model of leadership.
Knowledge of models is mostly
drawn from a random choice of
internet sources or general
knowledge. No debate is
presented to demonstrate a range
of perspectives to the blog brief.

An acceptable discussion of the


brief that identifies the basic
features of a range of leadership
styles with a basic understanding
of under what circumstances the
styles are applicable. Knowledge
of a range of leadership styles is
mostly drawn from the required
and recommended reading from
Moodle. An attempt at a debate is
presented to demonstrate a range
of perspectives to the blog brief
although lack clarity or purpose or
relevance to the author's field of
study. Basic reference to current
leaders.

A detailed discussion of the brief


that identifies key features of a
range of leadership styles and
their complexities and a detailed
understanding of under what
circumstances the styles are
applicable and how they link to a
model of leadership. Knowledge of
a range of leadership styles is
mostly drawn from a range of
appropriate academic and
professional body sources
demonstrating confident research
skills using journal databases via
Locate. A clear debate is
presented to demonstrate a range
of perspectives to the blog brief
with relevance to the author's field
of study. Good reference made to
more than 1 leader with useful
conclusions for future leaders.

A detailed and confident


discussion of the brief that
critically evaluates a range of
leadership styles and their
complexities, with a
comprehensive understanding of
under what circumstances the
styles are applicable and how they
link to a model of
leadership.Knowledge of a range
of leadership styles is mostly
drawn from a range of appropriate
academic and professional body
sources demonstrating confident
research skills using journal
databases via Locate. A confident
debate is presented to
demonstrate a range of
perspectives to the blog brief
arguing a direct relevance to the
author's field of study and the
contemporary issues within key
organisations. Detailed reference
made to more than 1 leader with
useful conclusions for future
leaders.

A detailed and confident


discussion of the brief that
critically evaluates key features of
a range of leadership styles and
their complexities. Deep
discussion and analysis of the
conditions under which specific
leadership styles are appropriate
and linked to a detailed analysis of
a model of leadership. Knowledge
of leadership is fully supported by
a range of appropriate academic
and professional body sources
drawn together in an original and
compelling manner. Originality of
thought and analysis is clearly
demonstrated in the debate with
direct relevance to the author's
field of study and the
contemporary issues within key
organisations, reflecting both
personal and academic research
into the stated debate. Detailed
and insightful reference made to
more than 2 leaders with useful
conclusions for future leaders.

Criteria 4: Blog 4 Change and resistance No attempt


to change

A limited discussion of the brief


that only identifies the basic
features of the role of managers in
change. Knowledge is mostly
drawn from a random choice of
internet sources or general
knowledge. No debate is
presented to demonstrate a range
of perspectives to the blog brief or
a specific organisational case
study.

An acceptable discussion of the


brief that identifies the basic
features of the role of managers in
change with an understanding of
how change models help to define
the steps managers use to lead
change effectively. Knowledge of
change models is mostly
descriptive and drawn from the
required and recommended
reading from Moodle. An attempt
at a analysis of a specific
organisational case study is made
although lacks clarity or purpose
or relevance to the author's field of
study, with limited discussion of
the contribution made by
managers to address resistance to
change.

A detailed discussion of the brief


that identifies the features of the
role of managers in change. A
description of change models is
presented through clear analysis
of the features of models and their
complexities, their development
and purpose. Knowledge of
change management is mostly
drawn from a range of appropriate
academic and professional body
sources demonstrating confident
research skills using journal
databases via Locate. A clear
analysis of a specific
organisational case study is made
with relevance to the author's field
of study, with a detailed
identification of the contribution
made by leaders to overcome
resistance to change supported by
specific examples. The analysis
lacks some clarity or justification.

A confident and analytical


discussion of how change models
help to define the steps managers
use to manage change effectively.
A critical evaluation of change
models is presented through a
detailed and deep analysis of the
features of models and their
complexities, their development
and purpose. Knowledge is
applied and fully supported by
appropriate academic and
professional body sources drawn
together in an original and
compelling manner. Originality of
thought and analysis is clearly
demonstrated in the debate with
direct relevance to the author's
field of study and the
contemporary issues within key
organisations, reflecting both
personal and academic research
into the stated debate.

An original and analytical


discussion of the role of leaders in
change that critically analyses how
change models define the steps
leaders use to lead change
effectively. A critical evaluation of
change models is presented
through a critical analysis of the
features of models and their
complexities, their development
and purpose. Knowledge of
models is mostly drawn from a
range of appropriate academic
and professional body sources
demonstrating confident research
skills using journal databases via
Locate. An original analysis of a
specific organisational case study
is presented that demonstrates
originality of thought and analysis
with direct relevance to the
author's field of study and the
contemporary issues within key
organisations, reflecting both
personal and academic research
into the stated debate. Resistance
to change is analysed at
organisational and individual levels
and considers the links between
the tangible and intangible
dimensions of culture.

No attempt

The blog is brief and mostly


descriptive with no clear
conclusions being made. Very
limited evidence of the ability to
articulate a personal response to
the brief. Very limited or no
evidence of research and analysis
of key leaders who have inspired a
clearer understanding of the
subject. No attempt to link this
blog to any of the other blogs
presented in the assignment.

The blog is mostly descriptive with


some attempt to draw relevant
conclusions. An acceptable
attempt to articulate a personal
response to the brief. Evidence of
research and analysis of key
leaders who have inspired a
clearer understanding of the
subject is demonstrated but lacks
clarity. A limited attempt to relate
this blog to the other blogs and
this could be improved with more
specific references to the core
themes from each blog.

The blog draws relevant insights


into leadership from reflecting on
theories of leadership with real
business leader profiles. A
personal response to the brief is
presented but with limited real
reflection. Evidence of research
and analysis of key leaders who
have inspired a clearer
understanding of the subject is
demonstrated using a range of
sources including blogs, YouTube
and professional body sources.
There is an attempt at coherence
with some of the other blogs to
provide further clarity about the
author's passion for their chosen
industry.

The blog confidently draws original


insights into leadership from
reflecting on theories of leadership
with real business leader profiles.
A persuasive, personal and
reflective response to the brief is
presented. Evidence of research
and analysis of key leaders who
have inspired a clearer
understanding of the subject is
demonstrated using a range of
sources including blogs, YouTube
and professional body sources.
There is a clear coherence with
the other 4 blogs that provides
further clarity about the author's
passion for their chosen industry.

A fluent and reflective analysis of


their own vision of leadership is
presented. Evidence is presented
creatively to explore and illustrate
the interpreted meaning of their
vision taking into account
contextual and cultural reasons for
its development. Conclusions
make links to previous insights
from their experiences as leaders
as well as the themes developed
from across the 4 blogs within the
assignment. An original and
insightful link is made with future
career goals and how their vision
will be realised.

Criteria 5: Blog 5 A coherent vision of


leadership

Criteria 6: Blog 5 A vision of leadership


reflection and action

No attempt

Criteria 7: Development the WordPress No attempt at


creating a blog or
Blog

fails to provide the


WordPress.com
link on submission
of the assessment.
Presentation shows
severe errors in the
writing style which
makes it difficult to
follow the content.
Too many sources
are incorrectly
referenced.
Exceeds the stated
word count by
more than the
allowed +10%.

A limited attempt to reflect on the


meaning of their vision for their
ongoing professional development
is made but insufficiently related to
the module or to their industry
professional practice

Some attempt to draw conclusions


from their vision of leadership for
ongoing professional development
is made. The ability to relate
conclusions to future team work or
to their chosen industry
professional practice is
demonstrated but may be
confused or lacks detail. A limited
attempt to relate their analysis to a
professional skills framework is
made but lacks clarity or evidence.

A detailed attempt to draw


appropriate conclusions from their
vision of leadership for ongoing
professional development is made.
The relationship for future team
work experience and professional
practice is clearly discussed and
well supported with examples from
experience and peer feedback.
The link to a professional skills
framework is made with a clear
attempt to formulate a plan for
continuing professional
development.

Detailed and reflective conclusions


from their vision of leadership for
ongoing professional development
are made that represent a shift in
self-awareness as a business
professional. The relationship for
future team work experience and
professional practice is confidently
discussed and well supported with
examples from the experience and
peer feedback. A learning plan is
explicitly linked to a professional
skills framework with evidence of a
commitment to continuing
professional development.

A shift in self-awareness as a
practitioner is confidently
represented integrating personal
and career goals with the
experience of developing a vision
of leadership. The author
represents well the self analysis
carried out to consider the
feasibility of the development
proposed. The relationship for
future team work experience and
professional practice is confidently
discussed and well supported with
examples from reflections on
experience and an openness to
feedback. A learning plan is
explicitly linked to a professional
skills framework with evidence of
already committing to continuing
professional development.

A limited attempt to engage with


the development of a blog as a
method of communication for
leaders to engage with their
followers. The content has very
limited credibility with no or limited
in-text citations from reliable
sources. Presentation shows
errors in the writing style which
makes it difficult to follow the
content. No statement of the
purpose of the blogs. The
'argument' or response to the brief
remains unclear or is not
mentioned at all. Conclusions are
present but not related to purpose
of the blogs or linked to writer's
overall argument.

A good attempt to engage with the


development of the blog with the
introduction of some images and
media across some of the blogs.
Acceptable presentation that has
minor errors in the writing style
which could have been resolved
through more detailed proof
reading. Sources are correctly
referenced using the CU Harvard
Referencing Style. The 'argument'
or response to the blog briefs in
the introduction remain unclear
and could be more precise across
most of the blogs. Conclusions are
present and attempt to relate to
the stated purpose of the blog.
Conclusions may lack consistency
across each blog to demonstrate
the outcome of an appropriate
analysis supported by a clear
logic.

A confident attempt to engage with


the development of the blog with
the introduction of a range of
media across each of the blogs.
High quality professional writing
style which represents the author
well. The structure clearly
supports the overall delivery of the
author's argument. Sources are
correctly referenced using the CU
Harvard Referencing Style. A
good clear statement in the
introduction of the purpose of each
blog where the 'argument' or
response to each brief is
specifically made. Conclusions
are consistent across each blog
demonstrating the outcome of an
appropriate analysis although the
logic is not always apparent or
supported by evidence.

An excellent example of the


development of the blog using a
range of media some of which are
original by the author. High quality
and fluent writing style with no
errors of grammar. The writing is
professional and represents the
author's confident and accurate
engagement with appropriate
business English language. The
structure clearly supports the
overall delivery of the author's
credible argument supported by
evidence. Sources are correctly
referenced using the CU Harvard
Referencing Style. The
introduction demonstrates
confidently how the argument will
be constructed in the structure of
every blog. Conclusions are
detailed and original, clearly
demonstrating the outcome of an
appropriate analysis with clarity of
logic always apparent.

A professional example of a blog


that demonstrates originality and
creativity by the author. The
author presents a professional and
relevant overall theme to the blogs
which is consistently stated and
develops clearly from one blog to
another. The content has high
credibility with the integration of
high quality and original sources.
The author also makes excellent
use of their own reflections on the
meaning of each blog which are
consistently supported by
evidence from specific
experiences that reflect the
author's professional career
achievements and engagement in
continuous professional
development (strengths and
weaknesses).The author clearly
justifies how their construction of 5
blogs will address a gap in
knowledge within their chosen field
of study. Conclusions are original
and contribute to our
understanding of leadership within
the context of the blog theme.

Criteria 8:Engages and interacts with


their followers

No attempt

Criteria 9: Participation in the classroom Very poor

participation in the
module with no
evidence of
preparation and no
engagement in the
classroom. Absent
for the case study
presentation.

A limited attempt to engage with


the readers of the blog. The
author has fewer than 5 comments
and replies across the 5 blogs.

A good attempt to engage with the


readers of the blog. The author
has drawn some comments from
followers and makes an attempt to
reply to each comment across the
5 blogs. Comments are not
directed at every blog and cluster
around one or two specific blogs.
The author demonstrates no ability
to reflect on the comments and
how they might integrate different
perspectives into their overall
argument.

A confident attempt to engage with


the readers of the blog. The
author has more than 5 comments
from followers and replies to each
comment across the 5 blogs.
Comments are directed at each
blog although the discussion is not
always balanced. The author
demonstrates some ability to
reflect on the comments and how
they might integrate different
perspectives into their overall
argument.

An excellent use of an ongoing


discussion that consistently
engages with the readers of the
blog. The author has a diversity of
comments from followers and
replies in detail to each comment
across the 5 blogs. The author
demonstrates a clear ability to
reflect on the comments and
states how they have considered
or integrated different perspectives
into their overall argument.

A professional use of an ongoing


discussion that consistently
engages with the readers of the
blog who reflect a diversity of
readership. The author uses the
discussion to influence their
readers or develop an enhanced
understanding of the real issues,
encouraging the reader to share
information as evidence. The
author demonstrates a clear ability
to reflect on the comments and is
clear about how they have
considered or integrated different
perspectives into further
enhancing their overall argument.

Some attempt to engage in


classroom activities. Significant
evidence of limited preparation
before class events and lack of
engagement in module activities.
Absent from the case study
presentation

Engages regularly in classroom


activities including formal
presentations. Evidence of
preparation before attending the
module classes with preparation
mostly focused on Moodle reading
lists and suggested media.
Contribution to the case study
presentation is evident.

Engages well in timetabled


activities and their participation is
informed by their strong level of
research and preparation in
advance - typically the required
and recommended reading each
week. Supports others in their
development of knowledge and
skills in the module including in the
delivery of formal presentations.
Uses the timetabled sessions to
explore and practice using new
skills. Clear contribution and
engagement with the case study
presentation

Engages well in timetabled


activities and their participation is
informed by their strong level of
research and preparation in
advance - typically the required
and recommended reading each
week. Supports others in their
development of knowledge and
skills in the module including in the
delivery of formal presentations.
Initiates engaging class
discussions that extend the
perspectives of colleagues on
weekly topics. Uses the
timetabled sessions to improve
new skills and coach others.
Clear contribution, engagement
and leadership within the case
study presentation

Recognised by colleagues and


Tutors as a role model. Takes the
initiative to support others in their
development of knowledge and
skills in the module, challenging
and developing poor performers
across all weekly in class
activities. Outstanding
contribution, leadership and
engagement with the case study
presentation.