Post a cohesive response based on scenario provided. To prepare for discussion read Learning Resource and your professional experience. Be sure to discuss the following: “See attachment for detailed instructions
- No plagiarism
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Discussion: The Role of Observation in Coaching
You probably have a favorite photograph on your desk or at home, perhaps of a loved one or favorite vacation spot. Viewing such snapshots can bring back memories or evoke strong emotions. Yet, for someone unfamiliar with you or the circumstances surrounding the photograph, it is probably just seen as a nice image.
As this example suggests, individuals seldom focus deeper than what is shown in the picture in front of them. What if judgments on your life were made based on a brief snapshot of time, perhaps in a moment when you were not at your finest? As a person, to be truly understood you must be observed in a variety of settings, situations, and moods. The more time that you spend interacting with individuals, the more you begin to understand who they are and why they react as they do.
This week, you will consider the important role of observation in coaching and mentoring. Without taking the time and effort to carefully observe someone and attempt to appreciate him or her as an individual in a variety of settings and interactions, it is easy to make assumptions about behavior and fail to create a meaningful relationship built on understanding. You will explore how to effectively observe someone and how to use these observations to set goals that help others improve their capabilities and increase their knowledge.
We have a natural tendency to mix data and interpretation (Hunt and Weintraub, 2017). As a leader, we have to be able to observe and collect data in an unbiased manner. Tools, such as the Ladder of Inference, can be helpful in guarding against faulty assumptions that can negatively impact the data collected during an observation.
To prepare for this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resource.
· Review this week’s Learning Resources, especially:
a cohesive response based on your analysis of the Learning Resources and your professional experience. Be sure to discuss the following:
· Examine how the Ladder of Inference is used in observations.
· Analyze how the Ladder of Inference can be used to guard against the consequences of faulty assumptions in observation.
· Analyze ways in which observation can influence change in a coachee or a mentee.
· 3-4 paragraphs
· APA citing
· No plagiarism