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RESOURCES TO GUIDE YOUR PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL ALIGNMENT QUEST
Exercises and Assessments
- Personal and Professional Alignment Questionnaire (P.A.Q.)
- Reflected Best-Self Exercise
The Reflected Best Self exercise provides you with feedback about who you are when you are at your best. Participants request positive feedback from significant people in their lives, which they then synthesize into a cumulative portrait of their "best self." The exercise can be used as a tool for personal development because it provides valuable insights into the ways a person adds value and makes a contribution. R-PAQ Solutions, LLC can provide you with facilitated administration. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To find out more about the exercise, visit the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship website at http://www.centerforpos.org/the-center/teaching-and-practice-materials/teaching-tools/reflected-best-self-exercise/.
On Our Bookshelf
- Working identity: Unconventional strategies for reinventing your career. By H. Ibarra. 2003. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
- Optioning in versus "Opting out": Women using flexible work arrangements for career success. By Shapiro, M., Ingols, C. & Blake-Beard, S. 2007. Center for Gender in Organizations Insight #25, Simmons School of Management.
- Crafting a fulfilling job: Bringing Passion into Work. By Justin Berg and Jane E. Dutton. Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.
- A New Strategy for Job Enrichment. By Hackman, J. R., Oldham, G., Janson, R. & Purdy, K. 1975. California Management Review, 17: 57-71.
- The evolving self: A psychology for the third millennium. By M. Csikszentmihalyi. 1993. New York: HarperCollins.
- Let your life speak. By Palmer, P.J. 2000. San Francisco, CA: Jossey- Bass.
- Letters to Garrett. By Quinn, R.E. & Quinn, G.T. 2002. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Our separate ways: Black and white women and the struggle for professional identity. By Bell, E. L., & Nkomo, S. 2001. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
- Tempered radicals: How people use difference to inspire change at work. By Meyerson, D. 2001. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
- Making differences matter: A new paradigm for managing diversity. By Thomas, D., & Ely, R. 1996. Harvard Business Review,74(5): 79â€“90.
- Energizing your workplace: Building and sustaining high quality relationships at work. By Dutton, J.E. 2003. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- The Power of high quality connections at work. By Dutton, J.E. & Heaphy, E.D. 2003. In K. Cameron, J. Dutton and R.E. Quinn (Eds.), Positive organizational scholarship: Foundations of a new discipline. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
- Breaking through: The making of minority executives in corporate America. By Thomas, D., & Gabarro, J. J. 1999. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.