Major General Gus McLachlan AO (Ret’d) on Leadership in the digital age



My conversation with Major General Fergus (Gus) McLachlan, AO (Ret’d) on leadership in the digital age has now gone live. Having served at all levels, including leadership roles overseeing some of the largest and most complex teams in Australia, Gus was able to provide invaluable insights on a host of topics. Among the issues we cover in our conversation include –

  • What does good leadership looks like

  • The impact of diversity on leadership in the contemporary workforce

  • The role of social media in leadership

  • What happens when leadership goes wrong &

  • Some resources for those wanting to lift their game as a leader.

Thanks to the HR Breakfast Club podcast and Bradley Allen Love Lawyers for giving me the opportunity to devise and guest host this episode. Resources we mentioned “Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys” by Michael Collins “Legacy” by James Kerr “Turn the Ship Around! : A True Story of Building Leaders by Breaking the Rules” by David Marquet “Team of Teams : New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World” Gen Stanley Mc Chrystal (Ret) “Team of Rivals” by Doris Goodwin For help on this and related issues in your organisation

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