Johari Window


(known to self and others)

friendly, intelligent, knowledgeable, responsive

Blind Spot

(known only to others)

calm, cheerful, clever, confident, dignified, helpful, idealistic, independent, logical, mature, observant, self-assertive, self-conscious, trustworthy


(known only to self)

organised, sensible


(known to nobody)

able, accepting, adaptable, bold, brave, caring, complex, dependable, energetic, extroverted, giving, happy, ingenious, introverted, kind, loving, modest, nervous, patient, powerful, proud, quiet, reflective, relaxed, religious, searching, sentimental, shy, silly, spontaneous, sympathetic, tense, warm, wise, witty

Dominant Traits

57% of people think of me as helpful
85% of people agree that I am knowledgeable
71% of people think of me as logical

All Percentages

able (0%) accepting (0%) adaptable (0%) bold (0%) brave (0%) calm (14%) caring (0%) cheerful (14%) clever (14%) complex (0%) confident (28%) dependable (0%) dignified (14%) energetic (0%) extroverted (0%) friendly (42%) giving (0%) happy (0%) helpful (57%) idealistic (28%) independent (14%) ingenious (0%) intelligent (28%) introverted (0%) kind (0%) knowledgeable (85%) logical (71%) loving (0%) mature (14%) modest (0%) nervous (0%) observant (42%) organised (0%) patient (0%) powerful (0%) proud (0%) quiet (0%) reflective (0%) relaxed (0%) religious (0%) responsive (28%) searching (0%) self-assertive (14%) self-conscious (14%) sensible (0%) sentimental (0%) shy (0%) silly (0%) spontaneous (0%) sympathetic (0%) tense (0%) trustworthy (28%) warm (0%) wise (0%) witty (0%)

Created by the Interactive Johari Window on 3.4.2017, using data from 7 respondents.
You can make your own Johari Window.

Passing CSM exam is…

…akin to passing Grade I music exam in 1 instrument.  There is so much more to learn; it’s only the beginning of a lengthy journey.


Become a Better Listener

One of my professional development goals is to become a better listener (I’m guilty of jumping in with answers far too quickly) so this post will become a log of all the material I’m using to achieve that goal.

  1. Crucial Conversations: Tools for talking when stakes are high – I need to read it again but my key take away from the 1st pass is to create a safe space when discussing difficult topics;
  2. Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals – “nature abhors a vacuum”?  Maybe so but in conversation, it can work to your advantage;
  3. The 7 Things Great Listeners Do Differently – a mix of common sense & good manners. No earth shattering revelations here;
  4. Project Management Coaching – Michael Nir

    It has been said that we have been given two ears and only one mouth, so we should listen twice as much as we talk. Listening is an art form, and asking questions is a tool to active listening. Yet, asking a question, without listening to the answer, is one of the fastest ways of showing a team that you don’t care about them. Good questions have to be followed up by attentive listening.

Agile Book Recommendations

A collection of easy to read books on Agile…

Our modern model of work & reward…

…seems to be well and truly broken according to these TED talks.

Putting increasing bureaucracy on people is counter-productive.

I hate to admit it but David Cameron may be playing a blinder, surrounding himself with people who disagree with him.