Leadership Bootcamp for Real People
Week One Bonus Activity: A 360 degree reflection of yourself using the Johari Window
THE JOHARI/NOHARI WINDOW GAME
Most of us live in our own heads ( I am raising my hand guilty here!!!) . We think the world sees us as we see ourselves. In fact we go about our day seeking confirmation of our view of ourselves i.e. confirmation bias (the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one’s preexisting beliefs or hypotheses, while giving disproportionately less consideration to alternative possibilities). You can see how this can be dangerous especially when it comes to leadership. So how do you go about getting some “unbiased” and “non-intimidating” feedback on how you might be coming across to others? I like to use the Johari/Nohari window.
The Johari window is a technique created in 1955 by two American psychologists, Joseph Luft (1916–2014) and Harrington Ingham (1914–1995)] used to help people better understand how they see themselves and how that differs from how the world sees them. Part of your leadership journey will be mindfully working on your Blindspots, revealing your Hidden Self and also trying to discover your Unknown Self.
The Johari Window model is a ‘disclosure/feedback model of self awareness’. Mindfully recognising that everyday when you step outside into the world you are stepping through the Johari window will help you become a congruent and “OPEN” leader which is where all the best leaders hang out.
(the Nohari words spices up the original exercise)
Take out a clean sheet of unlined paper. This will be the only activity you need to do with people who know you well. Draw the Johari window like the one below and label the boxes like the image OPEN, BLIND, HIDDEN AND UNKNOWN. Print this attachment johari-nohari-words which is a listing of the following word traits:
- Each player will get a copy of the list of Johari and Nohari words.
- Each player will have his own sheet of plain paper and fill out separately, not sharing the information, the following:
- 5 qualities from each list that you see in the person sitting opposite you. Circle these words
- 5 qualities from each list you see in yourself. Underline these words
- One completed, turn over the sheet and now you can share your answers with your partner. You cannot change any words.
- Compare the words circled on your page (what you think of the person you are playing the game with ) and the words they underlined on their page (what they think of themselves). Are they the same or are they different?
- Take your blank Johari Window you drew at the beginning and in the top left box on your Johari window put all the words you underlined about yourself that are identical to the words circled by the other player. These are your OPEN qualities (you see them in you and others see them in you also).
- In the bottom left box, write all the remaining words you underlined about yourself but the other player did not circle. These are your HIDDEN qualities i.e. you see them in you but you are not showing them to the world.
- In the top right box, put all the words your partner circled about you that you did not underline or see in yourself .This is your BLINDSPOT i.e. others see these qualities in you but you do not see them.
- The Unknown box remains blank since these are qualities unknown to you or the world about you. Some examples of unknown factors can be as follows:
- an ability that is under-estimated or un-tried through lack of opportunity, encouragement, confidence or training
- a natural ability or aptitude that a person doesn’t realise they possess
- a fear or aversion that a person does not know they have
- an unknown illness
- repressed or subconscious feeling
- conditioned behaviour or attitudes from childhood
Do this activity with a few people who know you well or work with you and ask yourself these questions:
- How different are you coming across to others?
- What surprised you the most about what others see in you but you do not see whatsoever yourself?
- Is their a dominating theme in the qualities coming across to others that differ from what you think you are portraying to others?
- Did you ask those playing with you what you could do more off so more of your open qualities show up to others?
- How can you start showing your hidden qualities to others?
Dig Deeper over the next week
Hello from the other side of your computer;-)
Sallyann here. I am so proud to bring you this course. This is the course we all need as a reminder of who we are in our fullest bloom, why we are here and how can we ensure our time here truly matters to our families, work and community at large. With age, more degrees and even more experience, the answers to these questions get fuzzier for me and I have a suspicion it does for many of you also. The purpose of this course is take you to the cliff, push you off and help you build your wings so you soar. I really cannot put it any other way.
Diversity of thought, gender and age in this group will enrich our inter-generational discourse which we need to have since the world is so different today than it was 10 or 20 years ago for so many of us and we are finding ourselves in identity, life and career crises. I am speaking from experience here. I, earlier this year, took on a project for a company of over 500 employees in the tech sector and can you believe I was the oldest employee ( average age was 23) ….even older than the Founders. It was quite overwhelming and what a learning and adjustment blow to my ego this was since everything I knew about myself in the workplace got challenged. And thank goodness I am in the leadership space since it is this anchor that allowed me to walk away with dignity when I felt my soul compromising, something I had a hard time doing in my younger years. I wish the same courage for all of you.
In case you have never taken any of my courses before, I write curriculum in a way that you too can go out and teach what you just learnt. I do this purposely since it is only in teaching others do we tattoo our own brains with new habits. So have fun experimenting and don’t worry if things , emotions etc. blow up…..it is just part of the process. Messy just needs to happen sometimes.
This course will run bootcamp style for 2 weeks . Each module has a combination of activities, bonus section and/or resource section. Give yourself 2-3 days to digest the modules.
If you are serious about exploring leadership with me, you need to register for the course now. I personally have group calls with all of you since I always give my full time and attention autographing my work with excellence.
There is about 10-15 hours of course work and you get Facetime with me. The dates and times are in the curriculum. Make sure and check out a sample activity and reading in the Curriculum so you have an idea of the kinds of things you will get exposed to in this course.
I look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your leadership journey.
A huge heart hug,
Lead Tree Shaker
- Lectures 19
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 10
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Students 278
- Certificate No
- Assessments Self