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Thursday, September 22, 2016

[Recap] Coaching the Unseen: The Johari Window

On a recent Called to Coach, we spoke with Gallup's Talent Development Architect, Dean Jones. 





On this edition of Called to Coach, Dean discusses the Johari window. The Johari window is a technique used to help people better understand their relationship with themselves and others. The intent of the technique is to provide more self-awareness and to help people see their blind spots. Part of strengths coaching is exactly that, expanding people’s self-awareness to achieve breakthrough growth. The Johari window is also a great model to use on yourself as a strengths coach -- to think through your own development and blind spots.

We talk about “basements” when we analyze strengths, but blind spots and basements are not the same thing. Blind spots are the areas that individuals can’t see. Basements are something people are usually aware of, but may not manage well. The Johari window guides people in thinking through feedback from others and pointing out the blind spots that others see, but that individuals may not know about themselves. 

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Dean Jones is the principal architect of Gallup's global client learning strategy. Dean consults with clients on strategic solutions to address key business issues, including organizational development, performance management, learning and development, productivity and workforce effectiveness. he oversees the direction of Gallup's client learning offerings, the development of the organization's learning consultants, and the growth of Gallup's learning business worldwide, including its public course offerings and learning products.

Dean Jones's top five strengths are Activator, Focus, WOO, Strategic and Relator.

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