Yes, definitely. There are people with “latent” anger all over the world, at every strata of society; there is always something to be angry and upset about. Anger can easily be triggered, accelerated, amplified, and multiplied by someone who triggers fear (or its associated emotions, such as insecurity, revenge, retribution, injustice, or unfairness) inside the angry person. Humans, for better or worse, are “dualistic” in ‘nature’ — part bad and beastly, part good and gracious — it’s how we are wired in our DNA. How that ‘nature’ reveals itself in the real world is more dependent upon ‘nuture’ — how you were raised, and even more respondent to ‘culture’ — how organizations and institutions mold your perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors. Most authorities attribute about 2/3rds (or more) of behavior is attributable to culture. And here’s the BIG POINT: Leadership is the #1 factor in determining culture (see Case Study). Thus, when we see more violence in the world, look to our culture (work, government, education, media) for molding those paradigms that become behaviors. Authoritarian and Adversarial leaders can (often purposefully) trigger people’s anger and fear by acting like “junkyard dogs,” always on the attack with criticism, making it okay to denegrate, polarize, and practice bigotry. (see Beware the Authoritarian Dark Triad) The Collaborative Leadership Institute stands firmly against such damaging attack-dog leadership because it actually triggers a regression to a dark age. We seek to build more trustworthy, more inspiring, enlightened, people-oriented leadership to make the difference that elevates culture and our future, not debasing it.