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Last updated: Jan 25, 2021

In addition to the pills, we offer you to experience our daily dose of vitamins!

We hid them on some of the dates. If you see a ⭐ next to it – this means the content is our newest uploaded vitamin.

Stay healthy with our soft skills vitamins!

– The Gang

Don’t tell people what to do!

Season 2 of our webcomic A Leader’s Tale continues with episode 2!

🔔 If you don’t want to miss any episodes – make sure to subscribe to it on LinkedIn 👈 as we will first release it there and at a later point we will add it to the Daily Vitamins.

Don’t assume!

You have a problem if you are quick at connecting the dots.

There is a downside to every strength.

If you are great at connecting the dots, then it’s amazing that you can:
⚪ create ideas out of nothing
⚪ troubleshoot problems
⚪ make quick decisions
⚪ learn new things easily

But!

As a personal example – I know I could be quite poor in active listening.

The problem is that midway through someone else’s sentence, I think I know what the person is saying.

I connect the dots.

Then, I stop listening and start thinking of my response.

More often than not, I am wrong with what was about to be said.

And that leads to conflict situations and then – poor relationships.

So…

Don’t assume!

Stop connecting the dots in all contexts. It’s not always a strength.

– Hari from the Gang

Hearing is listening to what is said.
Listening is hearing what isn’t said.

– Simon Sinek

You could practice your active listening skills with our Lost in Translation pill.

4 phrases for building trust

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These 4 working phrases for establishing a strong team environment are rarely heard. We wish you to hear them more and more often from your leaders.

All phrases express vulnerability and also encourage others to do the same. This way there will be more trust among the members of a team.

//from the book “The Fearless Organization” by Amy Edmondson

What are your expectation gaps?

🔵 What do you expect to see at the Taj Mahal?
🔵 What starting salary you expect a junior developer should have?
🔵 How much do you expect to pay for 1-day parking at a mall?

Whether we consciously know it – we all have expectation gaps!

Burden

This is an episode from Season 1 of our webcomic A Leader’s Tale.

🔔 If you don’t want to miss any episodes – make sure to subscribe to it on LinkedIn 👈 as we will first release it there and at a later point we will add it to the Daily Vitamins.

Boss vs. Leader

The difference between a boss and a true leader in such a simple and beautiful sentence:

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast endless sea.”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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//Thanks to Ani Sarambelieva for suggesting this vitamin! 

I just need you to listen!

Women tend to use their relationship and self-revealing ears more often than men do. Whereas men are inclined to try fixing problems and respond to a call to action. Listening vs Problem-solving.

Need proof? 👉 Watch the video below 😊

Here is some proof that we use 4 different ears to communicate: open the link and play our Lost in Translation game.

 

//Thanks to Ivan Dimitrov for the video!

The easiest way to increase happiness is to control your use of time. Can you find more time to do the things you enjoy doing?

– Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

What are your working frustrations?

You know there are days that you hate your job. All the things you do just drain your energy.

And then – there are days that you are just living the dream! It’s what you like and you are so good at it.

If you haven’t seen the Working Genius model, I’d suggest you do it now!

It’s eye-opening! 🔥

The model comes from Patrick Lencioni and the team from The Table Group, and it could help you and your team.

You could take the assessment and see how to make your work more fulfilling.

And if you are a manager of a team – this model is an amazing tool for taking your team to the next level.

We’ve already used the model to help IT teams become a better version of themselves.

It’s simple and it’s working!

 

//Check out the Daily Vitamin on Jan, 24th to learn more about the model.

The Working Genius model – explained

You know there are days that you hate your job. All the things you do just drain your energy.

And then – there are days that you are just living the dream! It’s what you like and you are so good at it.

The Working Genius model is the newest model from Patrick Lencioni and his team from The Table Group. In a simple way, it shows that we all have natural strengths, called “working geniuses”.

It’s an amazing tool and you could take an assessment. But let’s let the author of the model explain it – check out the two episodes (Ep. 64 and Ep. 65) from At The Table podcast:

Take your lunch break!

A recent article in Harvard Business Review suggested the importance of taking our lunch break. This resonates with one episode of our leadership webcomic A Leader’s Tale.

🔔 If you don’t want to miss any new episodes of the webcomic (Season 2 started recently) – make sure to subscribe to it on LinkedIn (2380 people already did!)👈 We will first release the episodes there and at a later point, we will add them to the Daily Vitamins.

“Just one more task…”

That can become a bad habit of overworking. Your adrenaline might cloud your judgment and you will not notice the Burnout monster knocking at your door. Remember to take breaks. Your physical and mental health will thank you.

– Ani Sarambelieva

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