This is how you lead.
In a day when the US armed forces are under fire from all quarters for not responsibly dealing with soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines raping one another -- frequently, and with such impunity that the Senate is looking at a bill which would, essentially, strip responsibility for handling this from the chain of command -- it's stunning to see what real leadership can sound like.Â
Australia's military is facing something that's by comparison much smaller -- but Lt. Gen. Morrison, the Chief of the Army, has made his position on it absolutely clear. This is leadership.Â
If the US' senior chain of command were this explicit and direct, we would not be in the situation we are in now. Because things would never have been allowed to fall this far out of control.
Watch this video -- it's short, to the point, utterly free of weasel words or legal cavil, and is exactly what you want your senior leaders to do when things go wrong. I would not want to be working for him and have him mad at me -- but he's a man I would be proud to work for.
WATCH: Australia's army chief demonstrates how you address sex abuse