e03 Mindset - Keep a lookout for minions -Checklist Legal Podcast with Verity White 2018

Can you delegate that?

In this episode of the Checklist Legal Podcast…
• Why minion is not a dirty word
• We look at the different types of minions available to you
• Examples of some basic Robot Minions to try
• Tactics for approaching minions
• What to do if you have no minions


•  It’s great to delegate

•  Minions come in all shapes, sizes, and seniority levels

•  Look out for Minion Minions, Robot Minions, Contract Owner Minions and Other Party Minions

• When you have no minions and you’re in the Contractual Pit of Despair, make it fun with temptation bundling and track your metrics to get more efficient.


Make a minion list. Start looking arund your workplace for potential minions for different tasks..

Tweet me your lists @checklistlegal, I’d love to hear what you find.


Here are links to sources from this episode of the Checklist Legal Podcast and background information:

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Other resources

  • Omaha World Herald, ‘To Solve Hard Problem, Give It to ‘Lazy Man’‘ (1 February 1947) CTPS News Service, Omaha, Nebraska. See also https://www.quoteinvestigator.com/2014/02/26/lazy-job/#note-8269-3  for differing origins of this ‘get a lazy person to do a hard job’ quote.
  •  M Tallarico, ‘The creative minds and confidants that make up Beyoncé’s entourage’ (27 April 2016) Hello Magazine https://www.ca.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/02016042725914/inside-beyonce-s-entourage%20/ accessed 21 May 2017.
  • Henchmen from ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’ (1997). See also https://www.austinpowers.wikia.com/wiki/Steamroller_Henchman.
  • Minions from ‘Despicable Me’ (2010).
  •  See Merriam-Webster Dictionary, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minion and N Whitman, ‘The meaning of minion’, Quick and Dirty Tips, published on Grammar Girl, 13 March 2015 quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/the-meaning-of-minion, both accessed 27 May 2017.
  •  K Kelly, ‘Robots will take our jobs’, Gear (24 December 2012) https://www.wired.com/2012/12/ff-robots-will-take-our-jobs/, accessed 27 May 2017
  • Music: Silent Partner, ‘Sway this way
  • The eBook by Verity White, Secrets of Productive Contracts
  • Head to the Checklist Legal Resources page for access to the other templates and examples mentioned in the show

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