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Radical Delegation Framework

This framework helps you assign and do work that must be done.
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Zettelkasten, June 09, 2021
## Notes - This framework helps you assign and do work that must be done. - It's a [decision mental model](/zettel/decision-mental-models) 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. ## References - [Shreyas Doshi. Radical Delegation](https://twitter.com/shreyas/status/1401598910792011776)
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