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Leadership In The News: What Happens When the Unexpected Happens by David Guerra

Don't let a Seth Rollins type injury Sideline your business. Be prepared!What happens when the unexpected happens? As a business owner/leader it is your responsibility to make certain that you are doing everything you can to avoid the unexpected.

You practice, you train, you simulate, then you practice, train, and simulate, again.

However, if it is going to happen it will happen. Then what do you do?

You move on. You press forward all the while doing what you can to avoid it from happening again.

If you haven’t heard this exact same thing just happened to the WWE. Yes, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. that WWE.

This past weekend, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion had the most unexpected thing happen to him. The WWE’s number one guy, the champ, the top dog, Seth Rollins sustain a knee injury to end all knee injuries, at a WWE Live Event in Dublin, Ireland. This guy tore his right ACL, MCL and medial meniscus. If you know anything about knee injuries, most people that have a tear, in their knee, it is usually one or the other. It is very rare to have all three at the same time. It does happen and it did.

Now, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion will be out for the next six to nine months. That means that he will NOT be able to defend his title. This means no championship fights. No Main Event match on the WWE’s monthly pay-per-view events. Low attendance at the venues hosting any WWE event because the champ won’t be there.


The WWE jumped out in front of this situation and has opted to hold a “tournament” to determine a new champion. That’s good thinking and planning on the part of the WWE. They had a situation occur, a contingency plan was in place and when the time came to implement they were ready. While it will be a long road to recovery for the current Champ, it will be a new and exciting time for the rest of the WWE as it is on its quest to find a new World Heavyweight Champion.


Are you prepared for such situations? What happens when your Number One Performer is suddenly sidelined? Are you prepared to fill in the gap(s) that the loss will most certainly create?

For example, you run an Insurance Agency. You know Home, Auto, Life, Farm, Business Insurance. That kind of insurance agency. Your Number One Agent is suddenly rushed to emergency hangnail surgery and will be out for two weeks. Who is going to take care of the policyholders during that time? Certainly not the receptionist.

If you said the Receptionist then you most certainly don’t have a plan. Well, that is if your Receptionist isn’t a Certified Insurance Agent. Otherwise, good call.

Seriously, so long as you have a contingency plan it does not matter who you select. What matters is that you prepare now and not when it is too late.