Reflected Best Self Exercise™
The Reflected Best Self Exercise™ (RBSE™) is a feedback seeking exercise that helps you identify and understand your unique strengths and talents. After you gather feedback from significant people in your life, the RBSE™ guides you through the process of creating a portrait of your best self and an action plan for leveraging your strengths.
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.