Today, crisis simulation training needs to look and feel like the real thing so that the stress and the pressure of time is felt by participants. Importantly, crisis simulations need to test leadership - is the person in charge of the crisis response able to cope with the landscape of threats? Are they cool under pressure? Will they face urgent decisions and make the final call?
Henry Kissinger once said: "In a crisis, only the strongest strive for responsibility; the rest are intimidated by the knowledge that failure will demand a scapegoat".