The New Johari Window #31: Quadrant Four: Interaction Between Two People

The New Johari Window #31: Quadrant Four: Interaction Between Two People

In order to help both you and I better understand and appreciate the particularly complex dynamics of Quad Four in Luft’s original Johari Window, I will turn one last time to the relationship between Sheila and Kevin. Recall that Sheila is Executive Director of the Human Service Agency, and Kevin is her new Board Treasurer. As Kevin reveals more about his own performance fears (Quad Three to Quad One) and his concerns about Sheila’s dual relationships (Quad Two to Quad One), Sheila reveals more about her own inadequacies regarding finances (Quad Three to Quad One) and her own perceptions and fears regarding Kevin’s competencies (Quad Three to Quad One). According to Luft (in all of his optimism), there is the opportunity for something wonderful (even magical) to occur! New opportunities open up for both Kevin and Sheila—resulting from the movement of Quad Four material (through Quads Two and Three) to Quad One.

                                                                Before

                    Kevin                                                                      Sheila

 

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William BergquistWilliam Bergquist, Ph.D. An international coach and consultant in the fields of psychology, management and public administration, author of more than 50 books, and president of a psychology institute. Dr. Bergquist consults on and writes about personal, group, organizational and societal transitions and transformations. His published work ranges from the personal transitions of men and women in their 50s and the struggles of men and women in recovering from strokes to the experiences of freedom among the men and women of Eastern Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union. In recent years, Bergquist has focused on the processes of organizational coaching. He is coauthor with Agnes Mura of coachbook, co-founder of the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations and co-founder of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations.

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