Scenario: Powerful Question

As an Action Learning Coach how would you handle the following situation:

Someone asks a question that changes the depth and understanding of the true nature of the problem.

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    Steve Morgan

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    I would make note of the question as an example of a good question and mention it at the end. “[Name] asked a powerful question. What effect did that have on our understanding of the problem?” If we had more time, ask “What did we learn about problem solving?”

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    Monique Reynaers

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    I would write down the question. At the end I would compliment the questioner. I would ask the group what the effect of the good question was on the process and what happened in the group. Questions that I could also ask are:
    What is the effect on individual learning? What is the effect on organizational learning.

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    Sue J Brown

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    As the Action Learning Coach, I would “pause” allow a few quiet minutes for the team to absorb the question, and impact it had on their” thinking and learning. I would write the question, and use it in the summary as an example of a “powerful question.” I would ask team members to comment on how their perspective or learning changed as a result of the question.

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