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... 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 […]

I present them in this post. To find out they are not male-exclusive!


2022 November 10 | by Arduino Mancini Leadership

Let’s face it honestly: many people, male or female, dream to develop traits that bring them closer to a charismatic leader. A leader who, obviously a man, appears naturally equipped to lead groups, organizations or even states with broad consensus; one who always knows where to go and for that reason, many find it comfortable […]

Effective leadership
Effective leadership

When is a leader really able to guide people?

2022 April 14 | by Arduino Mancini Leadership

Want to know what I think? I believe that whoever is responsible for leading people must be able to see beyond the horizon. What do YOU think? If you are interested in developing your leadership skills you can click on the following links: The foundation of leadership Leadership development program

Why guilt is essential to the organization's functioning!


2022 January 18 | by Arduino Mancini Leadership - Survival Tactics

I must confess that I’m fond of guilt. Do you think I’m prey to one of my usual irony attacks? Well, you’re wrong: give me a few lines and you’ll see. The word “guilt” is among the most recurrent and permeates all our lives: it accompanies the healthy and comfortable habit of judging people. Guilt […]

Something to remember when moving up in your career

When it is more important to be kind?

2021 November 10 | by Arduino Mancini Leadership

Is the quote in the cartoon strip mine? Unfortunately, not! It is from American entrepreneur and playwright Wilson Mizner: he had written it on a board in the Rand Hotel in New York, that he managed. Words that should be remembered by all the people in the upward stage of their career. Don’t you think?

Or would a man do better?

If you had € 10000 to invest, would you entrust them to a woman?

2021 July 19 | by Arduino Mancini Diversity - Leadership

Would you feel more confident if your investments were managed by a man or a woman? The money manager is a job that has traditionally seen men at the forefront, but it seems that women are more successful: they achieve better performance over time and take lower risks. That’s what comes out from Lou Ann […]

Let me tell you why on leadership I have a different view!

Charismatic leadership? No, thank you...

2021 June 12 | by Arduino Mancini Leadership - Motivation and needs

It seems that being, or becoming, a charismatic leader represents a desirable goal. In fact, it is quite common to define “charismatic” as a person who shows particular efficacy in leading people, groups, companies, or even nations. But what does it mean, to be a charismatic leader? Well, my friends, the word charisma turns out […]

Yes! Because if you smile, you can't be a leader...

Want to make a career? Stop smiling!

2021 May 11 | by Arduino Mancini Diversity - Heuristics and biases - Leadership

No, if you are a woman you can’t be a leader! You don’t believe that? This article will change your mind. Researchers at the Technische Universitaet in Munich conducted a study (started in January 2011 and concluded in 2014) entitled “Selection and Assessment of Leaders in Business and Academia“, aimed at examining how leaders in […]

A very dangerous matter...

Giving feedback to the supervisor: the risk of mitigation

2021 April 27 | by Arduino Mancini Leadership - Reprimand Praise feedback

Captain, we’ve been waiting for a landing for over an hour and I have a feeling we’re running out of fuel. Beg your pardon? The fuel, Captain, according to the fuel gauge we have only a few minutes left. Shall I request an emergency landing? A few minutes? Maybe… We’re fallinggggggg! What I have reported […]