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7 Things Great Leaders Always Do (but Mere Managers Always Fear)

Are you a great leader or a mere manager? Here's how to tell the difference.<p>When I think about the difference between <i>great leaders</i> and <i>mere managers</i>, I think back to a day when I put my foot in my mouth.<p>I was working as a lawyer for a giant government bureaucracy then. One of my bosses had a fancy …

The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders

In a global marketplace where problems are increasingly complex, no <i>one</i> person will ever have all the answers. That’s why Google’s SVP of People Operations, Lazlo Bock, says humility is one of the traits he’s looking for in new hires. “Your end goal,” explained Bock, “is what can we do together to …

The Best Teams Hold Themselves Accountable

Want to create a high performance team? Want to limit the amount of time you spend settling squabbles between team members? It turns out those two issues are closely related: Our research shows that on top performing teams peers immediately and respectfully confront one another when problems arise. …

The Essence of Fatherhood: 6 Simple Lessons

I’ve been a father for more than 21 years, and have 6 kids altogether, and have loved every messy minute of it.<p>And now I have a young brother who’s …

​Use Coffee Grounds to Get Rid of Ants

When you're plagued by ants, it feels natural to reach for the insect spray. But if you want to be a little kinder, there are some natural …

How Do I Persuade Someone to Seek Professional Help?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I have a friend who who seems to have some issues that'd benefit from seeing a mental health professional. How can I tell him this …

Mental Health

I Found One Of My Psychiatric Patient’s Journals, What I Read Made Me Quit My Whole Career

By Maggie Meyers,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1pcrkHh<p>I was a psychiatrist at a prison. If it sounds blunt and to the point, it is. It’s a …