Scenario: PP Question

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation:

The problem presenter asks a question.

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    Sumaia Thomas

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    A problem presenter should feel comfortable and free to ask questions to the group at any point. And as an action learning coach I wouldn’t have to do anything at this time.

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    Andrew Christopher

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    The problem presenter is allowed to ask questions, so I would handle it by doing nothing.

    Often groups will fire so many questions at the problem presenter that the balance of who is asking and who is answering question is off-base, so I might responds to this scenario by noting improved balance in who is asking and who is answering questions.

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    Nanda Oomen

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    The problem presenter may ask questions as well as the other participants. In fact, it is a plus when that happens. It encourages the group to tackle the problem from a shared responsibility. I would not intervene as a coach as long as the other participants accept that the problem presenter also asks questions.

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    Kimberly Johnson

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    The problem presenter is part of the team and should be allowed to ask questions.

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    Karla VERSOLATO

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    It would not intervene, as this is within rule 1- anyone can ask anyone at any time.

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    Henk Jan Quarre

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    If this situation occurs then I will not carry out an intervention. As an Action Learning coach, I believe that the quality of the Action Learning session will go up if the problem presenter also asks questions. In this case, the individual problem becomes a common problem.

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    Jeroen van der Ven

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    The problem solver is free to ask questions. After all, he or she is no problem at all. I will not intervene as an action learning coach.

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    YUE GUO

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    The problem presenter has the same right to ask questions in the Action Learning because the rule 1 is “Anyone can ask anyone at any time”. I will not carry out an intervention.

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    Akshay Seth

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    Till the time the Problem Presenter is directing the question towards the group, my intervention would not be necessary as the 1st ground rules state “anyone can ask questions of anyone else”.

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    Maria Angela Passadori

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    As an Action Learning Coach, I would follow through with the session normally, considering that one of the basic rules of Action Learning is that everyone can ask everyone at any point in the process.

    According to the group’s moment, if there was a need, you could intervene with questions in order to strengthen the importance of everyone’s participation: What is the first basic rule of Action Learning? Why is it important for everyone to ask questions?

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    Christine Bona De Napoli

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    Following the rule of “everybody is allowed to question everybody within the group”, as an Action Learning coach I would do nothing in this situation. The problem presenter is free to ask questions.

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    Archirawish Pakchotipong

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    The problem presenter is allowed to ask questions, because of AL rule “anyone can ask anyone at any time”.

    As an AL Coach allowed PP feel free to ask questions.

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    Yingting Wu

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    According to the ground rule of action learning, anyone can ask a question of anyone at any time. The problem presenter is entitled to ask questions. As an action learning coach, I should let the session proceed

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    Sitthimet Solthong

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    I would ask PP what is his/her questions for whom? After questions and answers ended, I will highlight the group rules once again that any team members can ask anybody in the session. Who has the next questions?

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    Anna Gabryjelska

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    As AL rule states everyone can ask a question at any time and it can be directed to anybody or everybody, so PP asking a question is not a problem. It shows that there is a balance in the group in asking and answering the question and that PP is active to pursue a solution for his/her problem in the experience of other participants which is a good sign.

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    David RECORD

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    I would not have any problem with this at all,

    It means the group is working effectively; anyone can ask a question of anyone else.

    It’s going well!

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    Christophe GARS

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    In case it would be his very first question during the session, I would just look at him and make a positive sign with my head to encourage him to ask his question in order to also show the other participants that it is totally normal in case there would have any doubts about this.

    Anyone can ask anyone questions!

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    SAGOONSRI JINAPUNMONGKOL

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    The problem presenter can ask the question as the 2 ground rules said everyone can ask the question.

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    Maria Teresa Guanzon

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    AL Ground Rule #1: … anyone can ask anyone questions. Doing so may help the PP see the problem in a different light, help uncover biases that hinder and/or color how the problem has been shared. It also allows the PP to see the other members as positive co-creators and the members to see themselves as part of the solution. Creating that 2-way street helps build powerful teams.

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    Savin Oeun

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    Being as a coach, I would do no any intervention, then I just note on the leadership competency spider diagram “how he/she is practicing his/her leadership competency” through the way he/she is asking the question.

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