Scenario: Question Question Question

As an Action Learning Coach how would you handle the following situation: A member asks a particularly energizing question, several members follow this with additional questions before there is time for a response.  

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    jkenger

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    I wouldn’t want to stifle the energy of participants wanting to ask questions, and I’d want to make sure the participants understand a question deserves an answer. I’d say:
    “I’m noticing a lot of questions coming as a response to (team member’s name)’s question. Is anyone else noticing that?”
    “What’s the impact of not answering someone’s question?”
    ” What would you like to do differently?”

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    Joe Frazier

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    I would make a comment that we have a great deal of energy going into the discussion. I would ask the first person who asked a question to ask it again. After a response, I would ask if the any of the earlier questions were not answered to please ask them again one at a time and wait for a response.

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