The New Johari Window #26: Quadrant Three: Alternative Johari Models

The New Johari Window #26: Quadrant Three: Alternative Johari Models

                                  Option One: Quad Three Grows Larger
                                BEFORE                                                AFTER

                                     Option Two: Quad Three Grows Smaller
                              BEFORE                                                    AFTER

As you can see from the second graphic, I am introducing a new concept: the “no man’s [person’s] land.” I have designated it by leaving this area blank on the graphic. This is an area that must soon be filled-in—often leading to a sequence of moves between the quadrants. In this case, quad three first shrinks (as Kevin grows less certain about what he “knows” about Sheila) and then expand in size (as Kevin begins to gather new and more valid information and insights about Sheila).


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William Bergquist

William BergquistWilliam Bergquist, Ph.D. An international coach and consultant, professor in the fields of psychology, management and public administration, author of more than 45 books, and president of a graduate school of psychology. 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. His graduate school (The Professional School of Psychology: offers Master and Doctoral degrees in both clinical and organizational psychology to mature, accomplished adults.

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