When tragedy strikes, leaders must rise to meet the challenge. In recent years, the increasing threat of terrorism, natural disasters, and social challenges has furthered the development of new leadership theories. As people seek hope and security among turbulent times, the strength of a leader is often determined by the followers’ perception of their identity. Furthermore, cultural and technological advancements have enabled the rapid dissemination of information, thereby expanding the capability of leaders and social groups to spread their ideologies.
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, "09. Tragedy and Leadership" (2019). CORE. 21.