In this solo episode of the Paralegals on Fire! Podcast Show, Ann Pearson is on a mission to help make You a better problem solver. One of the #1 traits attorneys are looking for in their paralegals is the problem-solving skill. Ann lays out some of the best practices and techniques for problem-solving in the legal industry and a few tools to keep you on top of your game.
- How to present problems and solutions to attorneys using the 4 “W” and 1 “H” method
- Uncover the underlying cause of your problems using the 5 Why method
- Why Quality Assurance and Quality Control are important tools in preventing problems
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Your Actionable Strategy
In all of our podcast episodes, we try to give paralegals an actionable strategy that they can take away from the show because we know your time is valuable.
Actionable Strategy #1: Start using one or more of the problem-solving techniques and see which one works best for solving your problem. It might be a different technique for different problems. Then take it to the next level and get to the root cause of the problem so that you can figure out a way to prevent the problem from happening again.
Actionable Strategy #2: Ann discussed two apps to use to help you and your brain with critical thinking for enhanced problem-solving, memory, and focus.
Try Elevate here: https://elevateapp.com/
Try Lumosity here: https://www.lumosity.com/en/
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