Posts Tagged ‘Action Learning’

Scenario: Rapid Fire

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: Someone asks a series of questions without waiting for an answer.

Scenario: Tick tock

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The team is running out of time and does not have clear next steps.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: Some of the group members direct questions to you since they were aware you had knowledge of the situation; despite you repeatedly stating your role as coach.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: A member stands during a session continuing to stay engaged with the problem solving.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The session has been going for a long stretch and participants start stepping out to use the bathroom.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The team in a single problem action learning set asks questions to the sponsor (the boss). In addition to answering the question, the sponsor talks about the context, history, options, ideas for solutions, etc., etc. As coach, you’ve asked the boss – “what question are you answering?” The boss indignantly says that one. You ask what was it? He says – “I don’t know.” This happens with each question regardless of whether it is closed or open. The team members are uncomfortably aware of this high power distance (respect for authority) and say it’s ok.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The participants have asked some very powerful questions and are clearly building on each others questions.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: A participant is convinced of the true nature of the problem and repeats the same questions over and over in an effort to persuade the others, even after others have made it clear that they do not believe that is the real problem is. They believe that what this particular participant is advocating is just another symptom.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: A team new to Action Learning is working on a problem for a single session. Each member has a clear idea of what the solution is and thus only asks questions related to the solution they believe is the right one.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: A member asks a particularly energizing question, several members follow this with additional questions before there is time for a response.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: You are working with a team that values being the fastest at everything – including reaching consensus on the problem. Instead of writing the problem in their own words they mimic the words said by the Problem Presenter. They happily agree they are at consensus since the words they say match.