Scenario: Opposite Behavior

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: A participant does something in direct contradiction to their chosen skill.

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    YUE GUO

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    I would not intervene at once. If the similar situations occur several times, I would intervene and ask all the participants, “Dear all, I observed a phenomenon that someone did something in direct contradiction to their chosen skill. Did you observe it? Why did you choose this approach? What do you think the effect? What would you do next?”

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    Wanchana Kaewwirun

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    If participant continue to do the opposite behavior of chosen skill. As coach, we can ask that “how do we practice on chosen skill” . It’s like to bring participant back to think what we initially agreed on practicing chosen skill.

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    Joern Moeller

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    At the end of the AL session, I would ask the participant to evaluate his/her behavior in relation til the chosen skill, let the other participants give their assessment and finally let the participant reflect on why there was a discrepancy between the chosen skill and behavior.

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    Megan Bennett

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    I think there may be a few options depending on the dynamics of the team. First, if the behavior contradicts multiple times and if it is detrimental to the group progress, I may intervene with a learning question. “How are we doing with working on our leadership competencies?”

    If not detrimental to the group, I may instead use my script as a guide I would wait until the conclusion to ask all participants to evaluate their individual behavior on the leadership skills they identified at the beginning of the session.

    Either way, encouraging the self-reflection of the participant and the team reflection of how they observed the behavior would be important.

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    Michelle Ow

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    I will observe for a while longer and notice if the contradiction persists. If it does, I shall intervene with the following potential questions/instructions:
    * on a scale of 1-10, how are we demonstrating our chosen skill? 1 being very little or not at all, and 10 being all the time or consistently.
    * Would anyone like to clarify their chosen skill, or ask any of the team members to clarify their chosen skill?
    * Let me remind everybody to practice your chosen skill. At the end of the session, I will be asking each of you to share how you have demonstrated the skill and also ask the other team members to provide you with some observations of you demonstrating the skill. As the coach, I will also be providing you with my observations.

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    Joanna Lee

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    I will ask the team, let’s close our eyes for a moment, please tell us what is the chosen leadership skill you wanted to practice. This is to prevent them from looking at the flip-chart. Then, I will ask the team how have you been practicing your chosen skill (scaled response); and how can the eam do better?

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    ZAMORA DAMIÃO MARIA DE LURDES

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    Leader skills are raised at the beginning of the process, and only at the end of the process will the participant assess their performance and examples. Then the other participants are also asked examples where the participant has demonstrated the leadership skill he or she has established for coaching.
    In this case he would say nothing, after all the process aims to highlight the moments in which the participant practiced the skill and not the moments in which he did not contemplate it.

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    Wilailak Ashley

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    I will observe for a while and see how team turn back to focus on their skills chosen . by the way i will not let them go so far so if they can’t back , I shall intervene with the following questions ;
    Hi team , on a scale of 1-10, how are we demonstrating our chosen skill?
    How are we as the team member clarify of how we focus on leadership we are focusing to ?
    How our group would goes better if we do focusing on our leadership chosen.

    I would ask them to written down the question defensively demonstrating to leadership they like to focus on , and let them ask question round table . also ask the other team members to provide observations to the team member and finally will also be providing with my observations to team.

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    Wilailak Ashley

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    I will observe for a while and see how team turn back to focus on their skills chosen . by the way i will not let them go so far so if they can’t back , I shall intervene with the following questions ;
    Hi team , on a scale of 1-10, how are we good on demonstrating our chosen skill?
    How are we as the team member clarify of how we focus on leadership we are focusing to ?
    How our group would goes better if we do focusing on our leadership chosen.

    I would ask them to written down the question defensively demonstrating to leadership they like to focus on , and let them ask question round table . also ask the other team members to provide observations to the team member and finally will also be providing with my observations to team.

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    Benjamin Cerny

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    In this scenario, I would make a note of the behavior and not address it immediately. I would give the participant the chance to “redeem” themselves by working on their skill without any intervention. If it went unaddressed or persisted, at the next check-in, I would add in a question asking if people felt they addressing their leadership skills, followed by a question of how we could better focus on them moving forward and how we can help hold each other accountable to them if people don’t feel confident in achieving their goal.

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    Pei Zheng

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    I will ask the team: “how did you practice your leadership skill, on a scale of 1 to 10. ” What do you plan to do to practice leadership better?

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    Marta Bolshaw Vieira

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    I would be attentive to this behavior during the session and first ask the group, “What leadership skills did you each choose to exercise today?” If this did not work I would ask the person directly: “What leadership skill did you choose to work for?”

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