A Lesson Learned is knowledge gained from incidents, near misses, tragedies, lawsuits, etc.


Knowledge gained from Lessons Learned are just “recipes” until they become Lessons Implemented that empower and equip people with the right strategies and tools to take real actions that lead to better results.

Lessons learned from increasing acts of violence (community, workplace, school, nurse, etc.) are shared in numerous news articles across numerous websites on a daily basis and lessons learned could be occurring in your organization too.

With so many Lessons Learned, here are two important questions:

Are you and your executive leaders paying attention to the Lessons Learned and collecting them so they can be implemented on an ongoing basis?

Do you and your executive leaders have simple, effective, organization-wide, and proven tools to turn Lessons Learned into Lessons Implemented on an ongoing basis at the individual level and empower real actions for better results?

Due to the increasing violence across the nation, it seems safe to say Lessons Learned are NOT effectively becoming Lessons Implemented at the individual level on an ongoing basis.

It is also safe to say that Lessons Learned are NOT becoming lessons implemented because many of the attack strategies being utilized to target organizations across the nation (and around the world) are basically the same attack strategies utilized 20 years ago.

For example, many lessons learned from the Columbine High School Massacre still have NOT been implemented by most schools and tragically, hundreds more school shootings have occurred since 1999.  Lessons learned expose how nearly every school had the same gaps, silos, and disconnects that allowed at-risk individuals to execute their attacks.  And it is not just school shootings, lessons learned from the 9-11 Attacks cited in the 9-11 Commission Report and hundreds of other tragedies have NOT become lessons implemented and have allowed far too many preventable acts of terrorism and violence to occur since 2001.

Executive leaders from schools, organizations, and communities are the ones who need to make sure Lessons Learned become Lessons Implemented at the individual level across their ENTIRE organization and community. Remember, ANYONE on your network is part or your community.

Why are executive leaders the key? Because Lessons Learned expose how turf wars between department heads and overlapping department responsibilities continue to result in gaps, silos, and disconnects.

Executive leaders must take the lead to ensure Lessons Learned become Lessons Implemented because they oversee their entire organization and community; additionally they are responsible for bottom lines, reputations, keeping people safe, duty of care, shareholder value, cost avoidance, and numerous other responsibilities that without Lessons Implemented could become very costly consequences.

It’s time to implement these Lessons Learned right now. Don’t wait, we’ve written the Playbook and we have the right set of wheels to get you rolling. Take action today!

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