A case study of the crisis of the crash of Flight MH17
- Myrthe van Delden -
Abstract: This study analyses the influence of crisis management on leadership capital. The core question asked is: how does leadership capital of political leaders change during and after an acute crisis and how can these changes be understood? The crisis following the crash of Flight MH17 is used as a case study in which the leadership of the Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, and of the Prime Minster of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, is analysed. Although ample literature on leadership exists, little is known about the influence of a crisis on the way people perceive a leader. This article shows that in this case, the crisis can change the leadership capital of leaders since the situation asks for more and for a different kind of leadership.
Citeren: Delden, M. van (2018) The influence of crisis management on leadership capital. A case study of the crisis of the crash of Flight MH17. Public Note, 2(2), 13-22.
Myrthe van Delden