The New Johari Window #27: Quadrant Three: The Locus of Control

The New Johari Window #27: Quadrant Three: The Locus of Control

                                                               Relationship A [Before]
                                           Bill                                                                                           Sam

                                                                    Relationship B [After]
                                       Bill                                                                                           Sam

In this case, my public self (Quad One) would have expanded from relationship A to relationship B because of my sharing of hidden impressions about and reactions to Sam (Quad Three). Sam’s public self would have expanded because he now knows more about the way in which at least one person (me) perceives and judges him (Quad Two). Sam requests the disclosure, yet I was the one, ultimately, who had the greatest influence on both Sam’s window and my own window—unless Sam chooses to ignore or re-interpret my feedback to him.

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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: www.psychology.edu) offers Master and Doctoral degrees in both clinical and organizational psychology to mature, accomplished adults.

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