Leaders at all levels are under stress to meet crushing demands with limited resources to deliver. Could it be that the solution to the bandwidth problem is lying in plain sight?
The answer may lie in a powerful learning strategy called “scaffolding” that Dr. Ellegala used to rapidly build expertise in neurosurgery in non-medical staff. Like training wheels on a bicycle that are slowly raised as the rider gets better at balancing, Scaffolding is a proven development approach that anyone can use to rapidly learn complex skills – whether it’s neurosurgery or leadership – and in doing so, create more leadership capability at all levels across the organization.
The principles of effective scaffolding include the following: