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I am Arduino Mancini, and this is my blog.

I offer insights and training tools for people who want to develop effective thinking and improve their performance, at work and in private life.

Training, career management, glass ceiling, job search, boss and people management, critical thinking, negotiation, gender diversity are just some of the topics we will discuss: at the bottom, to the right, you find the post’s categories.

To complete the panorama of the tools at your disposal, you will find reviews of books and movies, training courses and coaching programmes for people, groups and organisations.

A characteristic of this blog?

I believe that the task of a blogger is not to dispense truth, but to leave the reader at least a doubt to be kept within his notes: and questions to share with the tibicon community.

Read from you soon!

Can we trust them?

The arrogance of people who seek to predict the future

2023 May 25 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking

Politicians, economists, witch doctors of various kinds, and people often focused on catching the spotlight with their predictions of the future. But is it really possible to know what the future holds for us? We have always tried to answer the question with astrology, and other forms of superstition by appealing to so-called experts, refusing […]

… and a video that will inspire you!


2023 May 10 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience

Many people ask me how to react to a failure, that is when the slap they received was loud and left them there in confusion. Well, it is difficult to answer, because the situations can be quite different. I find it more convenient, and useful, to suggest some behaviours to avoid, those that might prevent […]

... and how to fight it!


2023 April 19 | by Arduino Mancini Leadership - Sport

When we have failed to achieve a goal or, more generally, our performance has not matched expectations, we can come up with excuses, seek justifications and attribute the failure to forces or situations beyond our control. “It’s not my fault” becomes a way to leave self-esteem intact and preclude any analysis that would help improve […]

Just the time needed to learn the change equation!

Want to learn the art of selling in two minutes?

2023 March 28 | by Arduino Mancini Change management - Sales

The way sales professionals handle Customer communication is not quite different between one company and another. Too often the focus lands on aspects related to the influence of the salesperson toward the buyer; the salesperson is treated as one of those toys you give the charge to so that he/she will repetitively do the same […]

Here is a strategy for dealing with the desire to work too hard!


2023 March 08 | by Arduino Mancini Stories - Survival Tactics

On vacation, my mood plummets dramatically. Everything bores me. I must pretend to have fun and not ruin my wife’s and children’s vacation. I miss work, which I am passionate about, while the day at the beach seems meaningless, and not restful at all. As soon as I can, I escape to the city, to […]

... and give the glass ceiling a serious blow!

Five must-read books to celebrate March the 8th

2023 March 08 | by Arduino Mancini Diversity

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. This a good opportunity to think about the factors that hinder gender equality in the workplace and limit the presence of women in management positions. How? With five best sellers that help break the glass ceiling. Here are the titles: click on the link and go to the book […]

Don’t you think so? Look at this cartoon strip carefully…

Want to hit someone? Praise him!

2023 March 02 | by Arduino Mancini Effective communication - Feedback - Stratagems to succeed

The situation in the cartoon strip seems to be paradoxical? Let’s analyze it carefully. For Mario and Julie, Tom is hardly on time (“he is always late about everything“) and also not so cooperative (“as soon as he can, he puts a spanner in the works“): a person like anyone happened to work with at […]

... you'd better ask yourself a few questions!

When you think your colleague is a complete idiot...

2023 February 15 | by Arduino Mancini Feedback

When you think a colleague has done something stupid, before indulging in hasty and definitive judgments, ask yourself three questions: What generated the incident that prompts you to make such a sharp verdict? How would I feel if I were in his/her shoes? Would I have done better under the same conditions? I am sure […]

Discover why focusing on your limits, will not enhance your performance!

How many times have you been told "you won't make it"?

2023 February 07 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience

Want to know why I ask you this question? I will tell you right now. I hear repeatedly about talents, just those people who Mother Nature is supposed to have endowed with natural gifts and who succeed seemingly without any effort: the world seems more and more divided between those who are naturally born to […]

Do it now!


2023 January 18 | by Arduino Mancini Effective communication

Keeping attention while listening is becoming increasingly difficult for all of us; conscious listening, the kind that makes us fully appreciate the speaker’s message and enables us to take appropriate action, is getting rarer and rarer. And difficult! For, we easily realize that people are not listening, but we are not so aware of the […]