Scenario: Arrogant E,ployee

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The teams has been working on fleshing out a breakthrough solution to a problem that has been haunting the organization for years. A long term employee stops by just long enough to tell them it won’t work.

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    Yesong Yang

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    As an action learning coach, step in and ask questions:
    1、I see a situation, do you see it?
    2. What is the influence?
    3, how to do?
    Or
    I’ve observed you stop and tell people that it doesn’t work, that it doesn’t fit with the leadership development goals that you set.
    Why are you doing this? For what purpose?
    What do team members think or suggest?
    What do you think of your behavior now?
    How would you adjust?
    How can the team help you?

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    Vicky Glanville

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    I would initially ask the employee politely to leave the set and apologise to the group for the interruption. I would ask the group how the interruption has impacted the dynamic of the group and how they would like to proceed. If the employee refuses to leave, I would suggest to the group that the AL set is rescheduled as the negative input is unlikely to be conducive to a well formed action plan. If this is not possible, I would ask the group if they want to take a break or proceed immediately. If the person is going to be actively involved i would restate the rules of engagement and ask if they are prepared to be involved on that basis. If its yes then I would ask the team to review the status of the session to bring the individual up to speed and then restart the questioning process.

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