(LO2) Appraise the key skills and behaviours required to be effective in a professional context.

BPP Coursework Cover Sheet

Please use the table below as your cover sheet for the 1st page of the submission. The sheet should be before the cover/title page of your submission.


MSc Management

Module name

Personal Effectiveness

Schedule Term


Student Reference Number (SRN)


Report/Assignment Title


Date of Submission

(Please attach the confirmation of any extension received)


Declaration of Original Work:

I hereby declare that I have read and understood BPP’s regulations on plagiarism and that this is my original work, researched, undertaken, completed and submitted in accordance with the requirements of BPP School of Business and Technology.

The word count, excluding contents table, bibliography and appendices, is words. Student Reference Number:                                                                       Date:

By submitting this coursework you agree to all rules and regulations of BPP regarding assessments and awards for programmes.  Please note, submission is your declaration you are fit to sit.

BPP University reserves the right to use all submitted work for educational purposes and may request that work be published for a wider audience.

BPP School of Business and Technology

 MSc Management

 Personal Effectiveness

 Formative Coursework Assessment Brief

Submission mode: Turnitin online access

1.General Assessment Guidance

·Please note late submissions will not be marked.

·You are required to submit this assessment via Turnitin online access. Only submissions made via the specified mode will be accepted and hard copies or any other digital of submissions (like via email or pen drive etc.) will not be accepted.

·For Personal Effectiveness formative assessment, the submission word limit is 1000 words. You must comply with the word count guidelines. You may submit LESS than 1000 words but not more. Word Count guidelines can be found on your programme home page and the coursework submission page.

·Do not put your name or contact details anywhere on your submission. You should only put your student registration number (SRN) which will ensure your submission is recognised in the marking process.

·You are required to use only Harvard Referencing System in your submission. Any content which is already published by other author(s) and is not referenced will be considered as a case of plagiarism.

·You can find further information on Harvard Referencing in the online library on the Hub (Found via Help&Support). You can use the following link to access this information: http://bpp.libguides.com/Home/StudySupport

·BPP University has a strict policy regarding authenticity of assessments. In proven instances of plagiarism or collusion, severe punishment will be imposed on offenders. You are advised to read the rules and regulations regarding plagiarism and collusion in the GARs and MOPP which are available on HUB in the Academic registry section (Found via Help&Support).

·You should include a completed copy of the Assignment Cover sheet. Any submission without this completed Assignment Cover sheet may be considered invalid and not marked.

2. Formative Assessment Brief

The required submission for this formative assessment is a 1000 words “Personal Effectiveness Report”. Your report will analyse Mark Zuckerberg’s personal effectiveness skills.

Students are required to complete One task:

·Analyse key competencies of Mark Zuckerberg.

The Learning Outcome that you have to meet in this formative assessment is:

(LO2) Appraise the key skills and behaviours required to be effective in a professional context.

Your Personal Effectiveness Report should contain the following:


You should begin by giving an introduction to the main topic of the report. You should also give a brief overview of the task.

TASK 1: Case Study Review

Analyse key skills and behaviours of Mark Zuckerberg

1)You need to identify and analyse minimum 2, maximum 4 skills and behaviours Mark Zuckerberg possesses.

To locate these skills and behaviours, you will need to review the case studies found in each topic on the Hub. For each skill or behaviour you analyse, you should:

·Identify the key skill or behaviour of Mark Zuckerberg

·Give an example of how Mark Zuckerberg uses it

·Analyse why the skill or behaviour is beneficial or useful, and also its limitations

2)To support your analysis, you must refer to the case studies and use additional reading resources from this module. You could also include ideas from articles on leadership and personal effectiveness from the online library.

3) You must apply at least one framework of personal effectiveness, for example:

·Personal Brand Dimensions

·CEO Genome Project

·Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Successful People

·CMI Code of Conduct

·ILM Code of Conduct

·Ryff’s Six-factor Model of Psychological Well-being (This task meets LO2)

Concluding remarks

You will need to summarise the key points of the assessment task. You should end with concluding remarks on Task 1.


Your business report should contain the following:

·BPP assignment cover sheet (including SRN and word count)

·Business report title page

·Contents page

·Introduction (100 words)

·Task 1 – Case Study Review (800 words)

·Concluding remarks (100 words)

·References (Correct Harvard Referencing applied throughout, including in-text citation and reference list)


·Glossary (optional)

Use of evidence in the report

Your report must contain evidence that you have read and understood the theories, models, additional reading and case studies in Personal Effectiveness on the Hub.

(LO2) Appraise the key skills and behaviours required to be effective in a professional context.

Which forms of evidence must be in the report

·In-text citations and a bibliography: there must be frequent citations throughout your assignment; they should be supported by a reference list

·Links to theoretical frameworks: there must be at least one framework applied in Task 1

·References to the case studies: in the Case Study Review there must be frequent references to the case studies which can be found in the Apply section of every topic on the Hub

·References to additional reading: throughout your assignment there must be frequent references to the articles and videos in the Additional Reading and Videos section, which can be found in the Prepare section of every topic in the Hub

You need to identify and analyse minimum 2,maximum 4 skills and behaviours Mark Zuckerberg possesses.

Tips for Mapping the Assessment towards Module Topics and Module Learning Outcomes (LOs)

Assessment Task

Module Topics

Module LOs

TASK 1: Case

Dynamics of Experiential Learning

LO2: Appraise the key

Study Review

Personal Branding

skills and behaviours


Skills for Personal Effectiveness

required to be effective


Professional Behaviour

in a professional


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Goal Setting



Succeeding in Recruitment



Feedback and Constructive Criticism



Resilience and Maintaining Personal








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