Disassemble any given situation or problem into it's simplest parts to get a complete picture before and taking an "all possible angles" approach.
Steven Flanagan's Problem Solving Skills:
I'm a very adapative thinker, resourceful and often think outside the box.
Excellent communications skills.
Knowledge of media law.
Steven Flanagan's Problem Solving Experience:
As a reporter and press officer for a non profit organisation, problem solving is an essential skill.
My ability to come up with new ideas on how to promote our organisation (a music festival) meant we spent £0 advertising an event which generated over £500,000 in one weekend for the local economy.
This meant arranging publicity-hungry press events and organising them in such a way to attract significant attention.
A particular incident that springs to mind was how we could generate visitors from elsewhere in Scotland. I quickly drew up a list of reasons why people would visit the town and whittled my list down to tourists and workers. I contacted one of the major oil firms in the town and arranged for them to agree sponsorship and a dramatic press launch, utilising their fire training rig to generate attractive promotional photographs.