Episode 216: “How a problem solving framework for lawyers can help YOU build more influence!”
THIS WEEK’S TOPIC:
There is tremendous value in developing and fine tuning problem solving skills. What might surprise you is how a problem solving framework developed for law school students can help you build stronger connections with others, while also boosting your personal influence!
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
This week’s guest is actually a repeat guest — her name is Kim Wehle. She is a lawyer, author, and law professor at the University of Baltimore. Her latest book is called “How to Think Like a Lawyer — and WHY: a common sense guide to everyday dilemmas.” In the book and in this conversation, Kim shares a methodlogy she developed for her law students that has problem solving applicability well beyond Kim’s classroom, and is one she uses in her own life including with her four daughters.
What I especially love about this conversation is that the topic goes well beyond problem solving. It’s really about how to create a different perspective in approaching challenging situations in our lives. That might include: a career pivot, preparing for a difficult or contentious conversation, trying to find common ground on some issue or topic, navigating the political minefield that we increasingly have to navigate with friends and loved ones, or in Kim’s case, even navigating a difficult divorce.
CURIOSITY & A GROWTH MINDSET: Kim’s approach helps us to reject an “us v. them” approach and learn to engage our curiosity to develop a problem solving orientation. It’s also a great example of how we can deploy a growth mindset. [If you haven’t read Stanford Professor Carol Dweck’s fabulous book “Mindset” add it to your list!]
KIM’S “BICAT” DECISION MAKING FRAMEWORK: break it down, identify your values, collect knowledge, analyze both sides (or all sides), and tolerate.
HOW KIM’S APPROACH CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE BETTER OUTCOMES…. And might even save your time!
HOW KIM’S APPROACH CAN HELP YOU BUILD RELATIONSHIPS AND EXPAND YOUR NETWORK
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Until next week, you take care and i’ll talk to you soon.
LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE:
“How to think like a lawyer and why”
“How to Read the Constitution and why”
“What you need to know about Voting and why”
Vital Voices Global Ambassador’s Program
Kim Wehle’s previous appearance on SHE SAID/SHE SAID PODCAST in Episode 110