Marshall Goldsmith Johari window

Test for successful leaders who want to become even better.

Marshall Goldsmith is the world's 5th most important management guru according to Forbes. He provided executive coaching to CEOs of more than 150 major companies. His books have been translated into 28 languages. The book titled What Got You Here Won't Get You There became the #1 business book of the year. Marshall Goldsmith identified 20 plus 1 flaws that help people advance at the beginning of their careers but hold them back once they want to reach the top. As all leaders have a ToDo list, Marshall compiled a ToStop list out of these 20 plus 1 flaws.

Marshall Goldsmith agreed to provide Hungarian leaders with this invaluable feedback about themselves. Please, select at least 1, but no more than 3 flaws from the list below, which best describe you. As the next step, give 5 people's email addresses, whose opinions matter to you, who can judge your work as a leader the most. The system sends emails to those 5 people automatically, and asks them to select at least 1 but no more than 3 flaws, out of the 20 plus 1, that best describe you, helping your personal growth. After that you will see where your Johari window assessment corresponds to those of your friends and where it doesn't, and the ones you have not selected however your colleagues did.It's worth thinking about these on your own, or alternatively you can also ask a coach to give you guidance in your personal development.

Good luck on building your self-kowledge!

Winning too much
The need to win at all costs and in all situations - when it matters, when it doesn't, and when it's totally beside the point.
Adding too much value
The desire to add our two cents to every discussion.
Passing judgment
The need to rate others and impose our standards on them.
Making destructive comments
The needless sarcasms and cutting remarks that we think make us sound witty.
Starting with "No," "But," or "However"
The overuse of these negative qualifiers which secretly say to everyone, "I'm right. You're wrong."
Telling the world how smart we are
The need to show people we're smarter than they think we are.
Speaking when angry
Using emotional volatility as a management tool.
Negativity, or "Let me explain why that won't work"
The need to share our negative thoughts, even when we aren't asked.
Withholding information
The refusal to share information to gain or maintain an advantage over others.
Failing to give proper recognition
The inability to praise and reward.
Claiming credit that we don't deserve
The most annoying way to overestimate our contribution to any success.
Making excuses
The need to reposition our annoying behavior as a permanent fixture so people excuse us for it.
Clinging to the past
The need to deflect blame away from ourselves and onto events and people from our past; a subset of blaming everyone else.
Playing favorites
Failing to see that we are treating someone unfairly.
Refusing to express regret
The inability to take responsibility for our actions, admit we're wrong, or recognize how our actions affect others.
Not listening
The most passive-aggressive form of disrespect.
Failing to express gratitude
The most basic form of bad manners.
Punishing the messenger
The misguided need to attack the innocents who are only trying to help us.
Passing the buck
The need to blame everyone but ourselves.
An excessive need to be "me"
Exalting our faults as virtues simply because they're who we are.
Taking too much on
When you take on tasks even it is not expected from you and become overloaded.

Comment (optional):

e.g. „I've selected Failing to express gratitude, but I've only experienced it in stressful situations… or for example I've experienced him/her withholding information from peers but never from his/her employees.


flaws will be saved under a name you choose, but please choose one that clearly identifies you to your friends and colleagues (that's why you should give your full name: first name and surname, as well) and they will fill in the test about you according to the given name.

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