A - Z Coaching and Mentoring - This week's extract explores the Johari Window technique which helps people better understand themselves and their relationships.
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Johari Window (Luft and Ingham 1955) is a popular technique to help people better understand themselves and their relationships. Self assessment questionnaires are available and provide a subjective map of personality awareness. The model has wide applications for personal and team coaching.
- Open – the area of honest and open communication - make this area as large as possible for more effective relationships and better team work ?
- Hidden – reduce this area by disclosing information about yourself e.g. small things that show your vulnerability and build trust or things that help others to understand you better ?
- Blind – reduce this area by seeking and receiving feedback ?
- Unknown – what potential do you have? Are you in denial about anything?