Solving the Leadership Bandwidth Problem

Solving the leadership bandwidth problem – how a Tanzanian neurosurgeon used "scaffolding" to solve the problem of a lack of resources in the country’s healthcare system and what business leaders can learn from him when faced with the stress of meeting crushing demands with limited resources to deliver.

Mr. Lash discusses in detail the four principles of effective "scaffolding".

  • Have a clear purpose and direction
  • Work at the edge (with support)
  • Learn from the best
  • Give it your full attention

Click here to read the article on The Leadership Lab website.

Rick Lash is a senior client partner with the Korn Ferry Hay Group leadership and talent practice in Toronto.  This article is part of a series of articles he has written for The Globe and Mail's Leadership Lab.