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.