One of my favourite bits about my job is being a ‘sense check’ (maybe I should change my job title to ‘Chief Sense Checker’?). One of the things which
Sometimes people underestimate how often they just ‘run things by’ someone else when they are employed in a team, whether it’s a tricky legal problem requiring interpretation of a piece of case law, an opinion on the most effective approach to a particular problem, or just asking someone to read through a letter to check nothing has been missed.
I spend a lot of time doing all of those things for our consultants, and
There’s a lot of pressure that comes with having ultimate and complete responsibility for getting everything right all the time, and much of that comes from not having people to run things by. Clients are looking to you for guidance and for accurate advice, and expecting you to steer them to the best outcome in whatever situation they find themselves in.
I like to think that the ability to run things past me for a ‘sense check’ gives our consultants confidence in their advice, gives them ideas they may not have thought of, or identifies potential challenges with their proposed approach that may not have occurred to them.
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