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As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The organization has prioritized multiple problems for multiple teams to work on. The teams are arguing that they all need to work on the top priority problem.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: You are doing a leadership development program with 8 peers in a consulting firm. One of the participants reports that her boss brought an issue to her yesterday that she had discussed in the action learning group a week ago. She is very upset. (The problem centered around not being given the responsibility that her boss had promised her when she was hired a year ago.) As it turns out one of the other team members decided she could help by going to talk to the boss. The team had agreed to keep what was said during the Action Learning confidential. Consequently, the trust has been shattered for this team member.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: As you are watching the team you realize there are 5 strong extraverts and one introvert on the team. The introvert does not appear to be participating. When you ask – How is the balance of participation? The introvert says I am participating it just takes me longer to process and I keep missing the opportunity.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: Two team members were arguing in the hall before the session started. As soon as one says something, the other rolls their eyes and mumbles something under their breath.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: As you are watching the team you realize the team is only talking to each other, they are not taking into account the learning styles of all participants. For instance – visual learners
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The team wants the last 15 minutes to finish up the problem instead of doing the final reflection.
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.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The team has agreed they are at consensus as to the true nature of the problem. When you ask who has the next question they continue to question the nature of the problem versus moving towards solutions.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The team has generated a number of alternative perceptions, ideas, opinions, facts, etc. as to the true nature of the problem. Then the team starts focusing in on one (e.g., debating the merits or validity of the specific component) and omits other items from explicit consideration.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: A team member finally asks the question that you knew would bring the whole situation to light. The rest of the team responds but is confident that is not where the real problem lies.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The problem presenter locks eyes with you when presenting the problem and appears to be just talking to you.