Scenario: Executive Coaching

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: A team member is an executive coach and decides to use this skill to investigate what is really going on for the problem presenter. They ask a series of questions in a row. They have shifted it to a one on one session to the point that they have turned their back to the rest of the team to have this poignant conversation with the problem presenter.

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    Chhayrotana Prak

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    As Action Learning Coach, I would intervene the team by questioning:
    ” How are we doing so far?”
    ” How is the dynamic of team spirit doing? ”
    ” From Scale one to ten where are we from the real problem?”
    ” How do we want to pursuit from here? ”
    ” NOW Who have the next question? “

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    Linh Truong

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    As an action learning coach, I would intervene to shift the balance of participation by asking the following questions:
    – How is the balance of participation among team members?
    – Why is it important that every member have a chance to participate?
    – How do we want to make it happen within this team?
    – How can the team continue from here?

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    Hien Quach

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    As an Action Learning coach, I would intervene by asking following questions:
    – On scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate effectiveness of our team in term of participation?
    – Why did you rate that mark?
    – What would happen so that we can work more effective as a team?
    – What else?

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    Tanushree Luthra

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    Intervene with the following questions:
    – How are we doing as a group?
    – How are we doing with the balance of participation across the team?
    – What is the importance of balanced participation on our teamwork today?
    – What does the group want to do differently?
    – Who has the next question?

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    WANLI XIE

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    I will interrupt the discussion and ask the team, “If you use 1-10 points to evaluate the participation and interaction quality of each other just now, what is your answer?” After the team members scored in turn, they asked the team, “just now I noticed that the dialogue was conducted in a one-to-one manner. What kind of impact do you think this way will have on our seminar?”

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    Chutchapol Youngwiriyakul

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    As an Action Learning coach, I would intervene by asking following questions:
    – On scale of 1 to 10, how effectiveness are we in term of participation?
    – Why did you rate that mark?
    – What can we do to work more effective as a team?
    – Who has the next question?

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    Ken Mikkelsen

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    If a person dominates the process this way I would intervene and ask everyone the following questions:

    How are we doing in leveraging our collective intelligence as a group?
    Is everyone’s voice being heard?
    What the consequence if only a few voices are being heard?
    What can we do to ensure everyone participates and is engaged in our work?

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    Kongkiat Phanawadee

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    I would intervene to improve the balance of participation with the following questions.
    – Anyone notice the imbalance of participation of our team ?
    – What is the impact to the team if the participation is continued to be imbalance ?
    – What should we do to increase our team participation ?

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