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 white board. The person that moves to the white board flips the leadership skills out of view.

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    Paulina Gucka

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    As AL coach I would make an intervention saying:
    “I see that leadership skills list is out of our view now. How it will impact our work on these skills?” If the group’s answer is ,that it will make skills’ development harder during the meting, I would ask: “What we can do about it, to stay focused on skills development?”.
    If the group’s answer is, that it will make no difference, I would ask: “How do you know that?” and continued in the direction of group experiencing how it is with skills visible & without skills visible. After group experienced both, I would ask: “As you have tried both scenarios – with & without skills visible for you, what is your conclusion about it?” and “How are you going to proceed in the future in such situation?”

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    Sim Choo Khoo

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    As AL Coach, I would intervene:
    “Team, what do we notice about the visibility of the leadership skills?
    What is the impact of not knowing what leadership skills to practice or observe?
    How would you want to note the leadership skills?
    What are you learning about how you would like to do this in the future session?

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    Taissa Melo

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    I’ve notice that the leadership skills out of view, Have you also notice that?
    What is the impact of keep leardership skills out of view?
    What can we do to improve it?

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    Ivy Sun

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    I would say, “Let me have a check. Can everyone still remember the leadership skills you and other members choose to practice during the session? You have to keep them in mind and make the observation in order to give generous feedback to each other at the end.” Let the group judge whether they still remember everyone’s leadership skills and what is the best way to handle the white board flip.

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    Hong Wu

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    I would ask the person about the reason for moving to the whiteboard. The possible answer would be “want to take some notes on the whiteboard.” Then I would say: “Thank you for willing to make contributions to the team. But since everyone in the AL team is an important participant, I am afraid you would miss the opportunity to participate and learn If you concentrate on recording. And I am also concerning that when you are recording, everyone would pay their attention to the whiteboard you are recording on. So, I suggest let me write down the keywords on the paper. By the end of the session, we will have the opportunity to reflect.”
    Then I will judge his response and try to have everyone has equal participation in the discussion.

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    colette cahalane

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    I would share with the team ‘I have observed that the Leadership skills are now out of sight. Has anyone else observed this? What is the impact of this on the team? How do we want to handle it? If the team are fine with the skills not being visible I might follow up by asking ‘is there anything anyone needs to remember the leadership skills they are working on before we move on?’.

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    Lee Kwan Meng

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    As an Action Learning coach, I will intervene first with an observation, that is, asking the team whether the team noticed that information on leadership skills have been moved out of view. Second, is asking the question whether they can continue with the session without having the list of leadership skills for reference. It will then be up to the team to decide and if they need the list of leadership skills as reference, they can request for it to be put back into view. As a form of learning, this situation requires the individual to determine on his own leadership competency skill that is important for this Action Learning session.

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