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.
Use of the RBSE involves a license fee for use of our online story collection platform. When you purchase the RBSE you will be able to:
- Create an account and use the web portal to gather RBSE feedback.
- Monitor submissions from feedback providers.
- Download your individual best self report when it is ready.
- Coordinate an RBSE feedback collection for a group, if you wish, and monitor your group’s progress.
How to purchase
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 Reflected Best Self Exercise™ (RBSE) has been used by over 26,000 people including world leading universities and Fortune 500 companies. Supporting research includes:
- Gino, F. (2016, April). Teams who share personal stories are more effective. Harvard Business Review.
- Lee, J., Gino, F., Cable, D., & Staats, B. Preparing the self for team entry: How relational affirmation improves team performance (Working Paper, 2016, No. 16-111). Harvard Business School.
- Nelson, C. B. (2015, November). Latest research says praising employees boosts productivity after all. Forbes.
- Cable, D., Lee, J., Gino, F., & Staats, B. How best-self activation influences emotions, physiology and employment relationships (Working Paper, 2015, No. 16-029). Harvard Business School.
- 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.
- Morgan Roberts, L., Spreitzer, G., Dutton, J. E., Quinn, R. E., Heaphy, E., & Barker, B. (2005, January). How to play to your strengths. Harvard Business Review.