Category: The Dotted Line

The Dotted Line: Guilty!

Guilty as charged! I am been in breach of my ‘contract’ with you – I failed to send my fortnightly contract tips as my life was turned upside down with family issues. Normal service will be resumed shortly… Read the full edition here » How can you avoid sticky situations

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The Dotted Line: Why bother?

It is nearly my second anniversary for my newsletter, and – whether you are a new subscriber or have read each edition –I’d love to know whether you have more confidence with contracts. Click here to let me know » Read the full edition here » If you want to

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The Dotted Line: Back to school!

In England, it is nearly the start of a new term. My last newsletter was an end of term ‘report card’ for contracts – this time I am getting you ready with a ‘back to school’ checklist for your contracts (h/t #LadiesGoLive). Read the full edition here » How else

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The Dotted Line: Must do better

Today’s the day that my eldest son receives his A levels results… It got me wondering what the report card for a contract would say? This edition look at the issues with Twitter’s terms of service – rather than referring you to the terms of service, please go to slideshare and read

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The Dotted Line: It’s a trap

According to a Brief History of Cunning (podcast), Machiavelli said: one must be a fox to recognise traps and a lion to recognise wolves. When I review contracts, I focus on traps in contracts. This newsletter aims to help you spot and avoid them too. Read the full edition here » Just because you

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The Dotted Line: Is your grade ‘could do better’?

As I have just a read school report packed with advice for my youngest son, I thought I’d provide some ‘targets for improvement’ so you can be more effective when dealing with contracts, agreements or sets of T&C. #TopTipsThursday Read the full edition here » Contracts, according to Ray Kroc

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The Dotted Line: Writing your own history

Just because something has always been done that way is not an excuse for continuing with contracts or contract processes that don’t work. To paraphrase Gareth Southgate (the England football manager) “you can write your own history.” Read the full edition here » You can use your freedom to contract

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The Dotted Line: Success!

As you know I want you to use contracts for success. Success on a project doesn’t just mean achieving the project aims (the unholy trinity of time, cost and quality). It means doing so without falling out with your clients and suppliers! Read the full edition here » If you’d

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The Dotted Line: Carrots vs sticks

Sir Matt Busby’s first contract as a manager for Manchester United required him to “further the quality of play of the teams and the attractiveness of their football”. It’s not just about goals scored? This got me thinking about how you define success in your contracts. Read the full edition

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