Scenario: New Information

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation:

The team decides to capture some of the information they are discussing on a flip chart. The person that moves to the flip chart flips the leadership skills out of view.

 

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    ramgopalanGopalan

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    I would intervene with “How does the group feel about the Leadership skills not being visible for the rest of the session?”

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      Michael Bloemendal

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      In my last AL session no flip-over was available. Therefore, we wrote the leadership skills on a piece of paper. It did not work well, as all of us forgot about the skills the during the very energetic session.
      Therefore, I would start with ramgopalanGopalans intervention, but would not continue with a ‘we feel good about it, we will remember’. In that case I would ask “Do you have a solution to keep the leadership skills in mind and at the same time use the flip-over for other purposes.

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    Penny McLuckie

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    The skills MUST be visible to encourage the unconcious awareness of the group, so the coach should intervene along the lines of “How does not having the skills list visible affect the ;learning of the group?”

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    Jansen Chua

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    If I have not reminded them yet, this would be an appropriate time to remind them to practice the leadership competencies.This would usually prompt some of the group members to request to refer to the leadership skills on the flip chart for practice or to be placed on the wall for reference as required by the group.

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    Florence Wan

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    I would intervene with the following:
    “Let me remind everyone of your leadership competencies and to remember to practice them throughout the session. How would we want to help everyone view the team’s leadership skills throughout the session?”

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    Dennis Sanko

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    I would intervene with:
    “How does seeing the list of our target leadership skills help us during the session? What should we do to ensure that everyone has a reminder about the target leadership skill?”

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    Wendy Teo

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    I would observe for a while and if the flip chart page is still not back to displaying the leadership competencies, I would intervene and ask the team this: “Team, I would like to remind you to practice your leadership competencies and I would be asking everyone to share how you have demonstrated them. I would also be asking you how other members have demonstrated their leadership competencies.”

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    Ton

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    I would make question about importance of leadership skill on view to all during session and make question about how the group could solve it.

    Marcos Ton, CALC Brazil

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    Lan Nguyen

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    I would not intervene at this point. I would make sure to remind participants to practice their leadership skills and that I would be asking them to share how they and other members have demonstrated this in the session. During the debrief, I would look to notice if particpants were having a hard time to share how they or other members practiced the skill. Then I would ask what the team suggest to make sure everyone is aware of their leadership skill during the session to practice and observe. Depending on the where the discussion goes, I may ask them if they noticed anything during the session which may have led to members being less aware to practice/observe the skills.

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    donna

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    I like Jansen’s thought. Might be a great opportunity to remind the group of the leadership skills with a question!

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    Marisol Lopez

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    I would bring it to the attention of the Team that the Page on which their leadership competencies was listed down is no longer visible, and would they find it helpful to have it put up on the wall as a reminder. If they say no, then it will be okay since I will have another opportunity to verbally remind them in the course of the session.

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    DrBea

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    I love the responses!!!!

    Truth be told – I would be directive in this situation. And simply remind the team it’s important to keep the skills visible. How would they like to make that so?

    Happy Coaching
    Bea

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    Joseph

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    I would intervene as “What is the impact to the group if the leadership competencies no longer visible?”

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    Verieux Mourillon

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    I agree with Michael Bloemendal’s more assertive approach in handling the situation because of the importance of the leadership skill development to Action Learning Groups often fall into the trap of treating the actual problem as more important than the learning whereas this process requires that participants consider both as equally important.

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    Kris

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    I will intervene as developing leadership competencies is an important component in Action Learning sets. I will remind the team to practise their leadership competencies and that I will be asking them how they have demonstrated their leadership competencies and if they have observed others practising their leadership competencies respectively. I will highlight to the team that I observe that the flip chart with the leadership skills is out of view. I will question, “How does the team feel about this? Is it helpful to have the leadership skills in sight? What do they want to do about this?”

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    Will

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    The purpose of capturing the leadership skills on the flip chart would normally be explained at the beginning – they are a visible reference point for reminding us what skills individuals are practising, and on which participants will be providing evidence against at the end. I would intervene, simply to state what I have observed and ask the group what the importance is of having the competencies on display. I would ask somebody to affix them to a wall for all to see.

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    Min Chang

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    这是一个非常好的介入机会。作为教练,我会提醒团队留意各人的领导胜任力。如果大家愿意把它单独挂在墙上作为提醒,我很乐意尊重他们的想法。如果他们说不需要,那么我在会话的过程中,会适时提醒他们留意领导胜任力。

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