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 itRead More →

  November 17, 2010 6:00 PM 1240 AM KFOR Lincoln, NE Awareity is proud to announce that Rick Shaw, President and CEO, will be featured in an interview on November 17 discussing his experiences as an entrepreneur, what led him to Awareity and how lessons learned continue to play a role in developing new services and solutions. The Pursuit of Success is a local radio show sponsored by Leadership Resources and Waddell and Reed Financial Advisors showcasing regional entrepreneurs, business and community leaders, sharing key ideas of success designed to help other become more successful while making an impact in their company and community. TheRead More →

  I recently received an e-mail from a school safety organization that explained, although the services we were offering seemed very important and addressed critical needs for schools, they only provided free services to schools and therefore they were unable to “look at” our solutions since they were not free. The response got me thinking…are free solutions really free? Are free solutions solving the real problems and real challenges organizations face today? What are free solutions? The most common free solutions include training, workshops and checklists.  Free training is usually general and workshops can be free (if you don’t count lost productivity) and free checklistsRead More →

  If you made resolutions to lose weight, which of the following options would you choose? Option 1 – cut off an arm or a leg or both. Option 2 – change your eating patterns and identify new ways to burn calories. Both options will help you cut weight, but… Option 1 would most likely limit your capabilities to achieve short term and long term goals and limit your ability to achieve better results overall. Option 2 would most likely make you feel better and increase your ability overall to do and achieve better results. As more and more organizational leaders face budget cuts, organizationalRead More →