Reflected Best Self Exercise™
The Reflected Best Self Exercise™ (RBSE™) enables people to identify their unique strengths and talents, making it an excellent tool for personal development. The RBSE™ guides the participant through the process of collecting positive feedback from significant people in his or her life and synthesizing it into a cumulative portrait of his or her “best self.” With these new insights, participants feel immediately strengthened and connected to others, experience clarity about who they are at their best, and refine personal development goals to be their best self more often
The 2nd Edition of the Reflected Best Self Exercise™ features the most useful elements of the booklet Bringing My Reflected Best Self to Life, which was retired in 2011.
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The Reflected Best Self Exercise™ (RBSE™) is an ideal tool for anyone who wants to better understand their strengths and how they can be leveraged. Organizations and individuals use the RBSE™ in the following ways:
- Classroom exercise: Instructors use the RBSE™ to help their students identify their strengths and how they can be uniquely applied to their areas of interest.
- One-on-one coaching: Coaches use the RBSE™ to help clients recognize instances of when they were at their best.
- Group workshops: Organizations invite employees to participate in the RBSE™ to better understand how their best self can contribute to the team and the organization as a whole.
- Self-development: Individuals use the RBSE™ as a tool to gauge their best self and determine how to best utilize their strengths.
The Reflective Best Self Exercise™ (RBSE™) has been used by over 26,000 people including world leading universities and Fortune 500 companies. Supporting research includes:
- Spreitzer, G., Stephens, J.P., & Sweetman, D. (2009). The Reflected Best Self field experiment with adolescent leaders: exploring the psychological resources associated with feedback source and valence. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 4(5), 331-348.
- Roberts, L., Dutton, J., Spreitzer, G., Heaphy, E., & Quinn, R. (2005). Composing the reflected best self portrait: Building pathways for becoming extraordinary in work organizations. Academy of Management Review, 30(4), 712-736.
- Adam Grant, “A Better Way to Discover Your Strengths,” Adam Grant (blog), Linked In, July 1, 2013.