Pedro Arantesrose

Radical Delegation Framework

This framework helps you assign and do work that must be done.
Zettelkasten, June 09, 2021 (changes)


  • This framework helps you assign and do work that must be done.

  • It's a decision mental model because it helps you assign and do tasks.

  • This framework starts with the work to be done. It assumes that you've already filtered and selected the work that you should pay attention to.

  • It has 4 quadrants that you classify the work to be done:

    1. Focus deeply yourself.

      • Only you can do the work.
      • The work has high leverage.
    2. Delegate to most suitable person.

      • Various folks can do the work (the most suitable ones).
      • The work has high leverage.
    3. Set up the essential foundation.

      • Only you can set up the foundation.
      • Work here has low to medium leverage.
    4. Delegate and forget.

      • Many people can do the work.
      • The work has low to medium leverage.
  • Many leaders tend to work in each of the 4 quadrants, especially 1, 2, and 3, which leads to some significant problems.

    • Leaders are overwhelmed.
    • They're unavailable to their team.
    • The team doesn't get good coaching because the leaders are overwhelmed.
    • Good folks aren't stretched because the leaders aren't paying attention.
    • Important work doesn't get done.
    • Eventually, people burn out.
  • This framework allows you and your team to have the highest leverage work and best coaching.

  • As this framework relies on delegations, your manager needs to understand what and why you're doing.


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