As the end of 2010 approaches, it is a great time to review lessons learned and decide where you need to be to ensure better results in 2011.

Lessons learned from WikiLeaks, OCR and NSBA Dear Colleague letters, breaches, lawsuits, fines and numerous other failures clearly reveal how risks, threats, regulations, liabilities, vulnerabilities and obligations are changing.  Are you, your entire organization and your partners prepared for 2011?

Status quo is not the way to keep up with change and status quo is clearly taking a serious toll on organizations around the world. Status quo is also expensive and perhaps Albert Einstein said it best:

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Wayne Gretzky is perhaps the greatest hockey player ever and he said the key to success was:

“Skate to where the puck is going, not where it is.”

Are your people prepared (situational awareness) and willing (accountability) to take a different path than status quo to achieve different and better results?

And management guru Peter Drucker is famous for saying:

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”

Then I saw a great presentation from Brene Brown and she mentioned this version:

“If you can’t measure it, it doesn’t exist.”

Organizational leaders who are able to ensure and measure individual-level situational awareness and accountability will be better prepared for 2011 and beyond.

Are you skating to where the puck is going or are you still skating to keep up with the puck?