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A Leader’s Role When Tragedy Strikes


These materials examine the role community leaders play when a crisis occurs. They include Crisis & Emergency Risk Communications by Leader for Leaders, which analyzes the experience of federal, state and local government leaders in responding to a variety of kinds of community crises.

A related piece examines the issue of whether and how local officials should acknowledge responsibility for unfortunate events. 

“When Tragedy Strikes: A Leader’s Role, Revisited” discusses the values a leader should consider when dealing with the aftermath of a tragedy in their community.

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