Welcome to my domain. I am the contract overlord and I rule over all contracts. From the simplest retail transaction to the mega-merger of international conglomerates – THESE are my domain!! And you will obey. I am like the Borg – resistance is futile.
But I am a benevolent dictator. I do not immediately turn the wolves on you. You must earn such disdain from me! I am, above all else a leader, a mentor, a guide on your life journey. I am here, first, to help. The last thing I want to do is destroy you – but it is on the list!
How can I help? I will give you resources. I will give you guidance. I will answer your questions. And I will discipline you when you are out of line. Friends – I do not desire them. Relationships – I respect those who ply their trade with knowledge and professionalism. I MIGHT allow you to join my elite team of advisors and counselors. After all – running an entire domain is a great deal of work. I am entitled to have fun – and we will. When I say so!
So welcome to my domain. Turn on some Trans Siberian Orchestra and turn it up LOUD. Then peruse the materials you find here. Visit the sites. Ask your questions. Grow and learn as a leader, as a contract professional, as a subservient subject of THE CONTRACT OVERLORD.
CCS – Certified Contract Solutions
Certified Contract Solutions, LLC is operated by my good friend (and if the truth be known, my mentor!) Tom Reid. He knows more about contracts than most people will ever know. He is an attorney (don’t hold that against him!) licensed in Texas, but serves as a consultant and writer rather than taking on legal clients for litigation. He also serves as an expert witness to help other lawyers, judges, and juries understand the many nuances of government contracts. On this site you will also find a wealth of publications, blogs, and references that will make you a better leader and contract manager.
Ask Tom Reid
You have a question on a contract? Here is the source – straight from the horse’s mouth. He’s not likely to give away his valuable advice for free. He will point you in the right direction so you can help yourself. But he is fun to talk to – he’s really smart.
A new book that addresses the many facets of leadership like you have never seen before. I mean, if we are so great at leadership already, where are the leaders? This will provide you a guide for your personal leadership journey. In it you will find EVERYTHING that goes into building you into a better leader – and the best possible version of yourself. Who knows? You might eventually become an overlord yourself.
Talking Head Academy
I call ‘em as I see ‘em. All this training from a talking head should be called what it is. Here you will find the BEST online training in both government contracting and leadership development. ALL of the classes qualify for CPEs for NCMA certification or recertification! Individual and group rates.