Category: The Dotted Line

The Dotted Line: It needs to change

Most contracts make your heart sink – they are devoid of personality and bland. They focus on actions not emotions. Most contracts could be sent by any anonymous global corporate. Perhaps we should change that? Read the full edition here Can your contract be a ticket of trust? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT4Z7bnjmWA

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The Dotted Line: How to innovate?

150 years ago paper bank notes were introduced in England and were signed individually… if banking can go digital, why haven’t your contracts? Read the full edition here What are you waiting for? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6oxKmLkocI

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The Dotted Line: Are they helpful?

Even if you don’t want to create game-changers, at the very least your contracts should be tools to help you do business. But more often, contracts are more of a hindrance than a help. Why should we and how can we change that? Read the full edition here What does

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The Dotted Line: Game changing

Your contracts can either be a stage in your internal governance process that ticks the box marked ‘legal’ or they can manage the project and drive change. Which would you prefer? Read the full edition here You’ll need to think differently to come up with game-changing ideas… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oPh0QItq6s&feature=youtu.be

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The Dotted Line: How flexible are you?

Are you guilty of fixing plans too early? My in-laws’ plans for a quiet wedding in 1966 needed a tweak when England made it into the World Cup Final on their wedding day.  Do you really think we can predict the future and, if not, do we have contracts that are flexible enough to stay

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The Dotted Line: Making myself redundant

I am a turkey voting for Christmas – my goal is to make myself redundant!  Although my whole business is based on contracts (talks, workshops, consultancy), ultimately I want contract users to have the tools and skills to create, adapt, negotiate and complete their contracts withoutneeding my help. Read the

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The Dotted Line: Things have changed

This week my eldest son is 21. Back in 2000, we couldn’t record his every move as no-one owned a camera phone, we couldn’t share his image with relatives across the world as Facebook hadn’t been dreamt up, we couldn’t press play to sing him a lullaby wherever we were

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The Dotted Line: Whaaat?

You may not have to give life or death information, but clear language can ensure your message is heard, understood and can be immediately actioned. Read the full edition here Which are the worst contracts for ambiguity? Find out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwJHMcpHckc&feature=youtu.be

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The Dotted Line: Genius or foolish?

Are you a contract genius, courageous with your terms, or an intelligent fool? As Einstein said “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction…”  Read the full

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The Dotted Line: There’s been a misunderstanding

I was confused and my pride was hurt – my 20YO had dissed my present to him. It was only a bar of dark vegan mint chocolate from Choc Affair. But still… Read the full edition here What key element of your contract needs to be accurate? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubzV7PgsGIs&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=SarahFox

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