February 20, 2018

Five leadership lessons from the Beaconsfield mine

It is now 10 years since the Tasmanian town of Beaconsfield was thrown into crisis when gold miners became trapped deep underground. At that time Brant Webb and Todd Russell were working almost one kilometer below the surface when the rockface collapsed around them. Another colleague working nearby, Larry Knight, was killed in the incident while several others scrambled out. Their rescue is one of the greatest Australian survival stories, and takes its place alongside other industrial accidents and disasters that have shocked and captivated the nation. I have researched many such disasters over the years and the theme of […]