How long have you been leading? It doesn't take many years leading others to realise that, to coin a phrase that I use in my training, 'plop happens'. It's a polite way of saying that in life and leadership bad things occur. Things you don't want to happen. Things that bring pain. Things of your worst nightmares. Things that go wrong, despite best plans. Things of betrayal from those you trusted. Things of death or loss of a team member. Things you can't foresee or plan for.