CMI External Assessment Marking

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CMI External Assessment Marking Sheet: Unit S1114V1 – Strategic leadership practice

Learner Name: Tahir Mohammed Learner Number: 4296169 Centre: College Development Network
Date: Part of Batch:28756 Qualification: S11C1V1
CMI Marker’s Result: Referred CMI Lead Moderator’s Result: Referred

 

Introduction
This assessment is about the links between strategic management and leadership, key leadership principles, theory and organisational strategy.

 

Learning Outcomes
The Learner will:-
1. Understand the relationship between strategic management and leadership
2. Understand leadership principles that support organisational values
3. Understand leadership strategies and the impact on organisational direction

 

Task 1 Assessment Criteria Pass/Refer Comments
Define the term ‘effective leader’ and
‘effective manager’ and differentiate
between them.
Identify six key factors to analyse if
managers make effective leaders,
explain if leadership skills may be
inherent, learned or both.
Leaders inspire others to follow
them, but may not necessarily
possess management skills. Analyse
the concept of leaders being
effective managers.
Identify and explain four demands of
strategic management and strategic
leadership. Analyse the balance
needed between these demands
and possible ways a suitable
balance can be achieved.
Guideline word count: 800 – 900
words
A.C. 1.1 – Analyse the
concept of managers
as effective leaders
PASS You have re-worded the ACs so that you
“explore” the concepts of effective
leaders and managers rather than
explicitly “analyse”. However, there is
sufficient analysis in your response, but
clearer focus on the AC as specified
would have added value.
A.C. 1.2 – Analyse the
concept of leaders as
effective managers
PASS As above.
A.C. 1.3 – Analyse the
balance needed
between the demands
of strategic
management and
strategic leadership
PASS Again, you have re-worded the AC to ask
“Is balance needed?” and, although there
is adequate analysis in your discussion, a
better level of “
analysis” would have
added value.

 

Task 2 Assessment Criteria Pass/Refer Comments
Evaluate the role of the strategic
leader in the process of creating an
organisation’s mission, vision and
values. Describe how the
organisation’s mission, vision and
values can be effectively
communicated to six different
stakeholders. Justify why you have
chosen each method of
communication to reflect the needs
of the stakeholder group.
Select and describe two different
A.C. 2.1 – Evaluate the
role of the strategic
leader in the creation
of the organisation’s
vision, mission and
values.
REFER The re-wording of the AC on this
occasion to “What are the leadership
principles that support organisational
values?” has not enabled you to meet
this AC. You talk about the role of the
leader being to move the organisation
forward in achieving its mission and

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leadership styles a manager may
adopt. Analyse how personal
energy, self belief and commitment
can impact on these two styles when
applied in the strategic environment.
Managers that demonstrate ethical
leadership styles can engender
empowerment and trust. Discuss
two possible examples of this within
a workplace situation. Discuss four
potential impacts ethical leadership
may have on organisational
practices
Guideline word count: 800 – 900
words
vision but this AC is about evaluating
the role of the leader in the creation of
the organisation’s vision, mission and
values.
A.C. 2.2 – Discuss the
leader’s role in
communicating the
organisation’s vision,
mission and values to
others
PASS This is a better focused response that
clearly addresses this AC.
A.C. 2.3 Analyse how
personal energy, self
belief and commitment
impact leadership
styles and their
application in the
strategic environment
REFER You have described what personal
energy, self-belief and commitment are
but you have not
analysed how these
impact
leadership styles as required of
this AC.
A.C. 2.4 Discuss how
ethical leadership
engenders
empowerment and
trust, identifying its
impact on
organisational practice
REFER Again, you have discussed what ethical
leadership is and provided some good
examples but you have not considered
how this
engenders empowerment and
trust, identifying its impact on
organisational practice.

 

Task 3 Assessment Criteria Pass/Refer Comments
Within the context of strategic
leadership evaluate the concept of: –
* Transformational leadership
* Transactional leadership
* Situational leadership
For each of these types of
leadership evaluate the impact it can
have on organisational strategy
Guideline word count: 1,600 – 1,700
words
A.C. 3.1 – Evaluate
transformational
leadership and identify
its impact on
organisational strategy
PASS Your re-wording of the ACs has resulted
in more of a discussion and, although
some evaluation is provided, a better
depth of evaluation would have
strengthened these responses.
A.C. 3.2 – Evaluate
transactional
leadership and identify
its impact on
organisational strategy
PASS As above.
A.C. 3.3 – Evaluate
situational leadership
and identify its impact
on organisational
strategy
PASS As above.
A detailed example is provided but it is
not clear what this example is meant to
illustrate.

 

Your re-wording of the ACs has detracted significantly from your assignment. Please
remember that it is the ACs, as specified, that must be clearly and fully addressed in order
to meet the intended Learning Outcomes for the Unit. You need to pay particular attention
to the instructional verbs so that you explicitly “analyse”, “evaluate”, etc. and you need to
make sure that you respond to each AC in full. The use of the ACs as sub-headings within
your assignment would enable you to focus more clearly on the specific wording and would
enable the Marker to locate the response to an individual AC more easily. Please resubmit
your responses to the 3 ACs marked as “Refer”, using a different coloured font to
differentiate from your original submission, and taking into account the individual feedback
comments above.

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CMI Lead Moderator’s Feedback:
Comments agreed.
Referred