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The philosopher Jean de la Bruyère explains. In one sentence!

What makes people fall from their pedestal?

2024 March 19 | by Arduino Mancini Leadership - Quotes

I have wondered many times if there is a common thread among the people to whom I have seen lose power and/or prestige. Complex analysis, I told myself. Then, this morning, I came across a thought by Jean de la Bruyère, which I think will help indeed. Listen to this. You see men falling from […]

Antoine de Eaint-Exupéry, writer and aviator, explains it in a few words.

Leadership, vision and motivation: what do they have in common?

2024 January 30 | by Arduino Mancini Motivation and needs - Quotes

Among the most common difficulties that leaders face in business is to inspire in people the motivation to pursue the desired goals: this is what leadership is all about. Why is this so difficult? Why do people, instead of “pushing” for results, seem to wish to be “pulled”? A not-so-well-known (and used) tool is the […]

An inspiring quote

Don't forget they don't forget...

2023 October 31 | by Arduino Mancini Motivation and needs - Quotes

The cartoon strip is freely inspired by a quote from poet Maya Angelou. A thought that reminds us that kindness, respect for people and empathy add quality to the building of personal relationships and the lives of each of us. Things that people with business management responsibilities should also remember. What do you think?

Listen to what Ennio Flaiano has to say about it.

Why is stupidity so successful?

2023 October 10 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking - Quotes

Listen to what Ennio Flaiano wrote in 1969 in Il Corriere della Sera about stupidity: Stupidity has made enormous progress. It is a Sun that cannot be watched fixedly. Thanks to the media, it is not even the same anymore, it feeds on other myths, it sells itself a lot, it has made fun of […]

Because in most cases they are parvenus! Want to know more?

Why do so many men in power men appear so inadequate?

2023 September 20 | by Arduino Mancini Leadership - Quotes

Who is a parvenu? Dictionaries agree to define it as a person who has acquired a superior economic and social status without adapting to the manners of the new context. In most countries the man in power, who inevitably aspires to charismatic leadership, is too often a parvenu. We can define him as a person who […]

Want to know why?

Make me feel important!

2023 July 20 | by Arduino Mancini Motivation and needs - Quotes

People’s motivation at work is highly dependent on how they feel about managing their roles. Listen to what American entrepreneur Mary Kay Ash has to say about this. Everyone has an invisible sign hanging around their neck that says, Make me feel important! Never forget this message when working with people. Whether we are aware […]

We present it to you in this post. Me and... Honoré de Balzac!

Identikit of a flatterer

2022 November 30 | by Arduino Mancini Quotes - Survival Tactics

We can define a flatterer as one who praises a person exceedingly with exaggerated wording and behaviours, to appear pleasant and/or be accepted, exploiting his/her vanity and gaining his/her favours. Sounds too much? Listen to Honoré de Balzac. Flattery never comes from big souls; it is the domain of small spirits, who make themselves even […]

I tell you confidentially…

Here's something that scares me!

2022 August 10 | by Arduino Mancini Effective communication - Quotes

Some time ago I came across one of the Schegge, articles written in 1971 by Giovanni Papini, a controversial Italian intellectual, for Il Corriere della Sera. Listen to this. Some say nothing but say it well. Others say a lot but say it badly. The worst are those who say nothing and say it badly. […]

I have a question for you

Why is fake news so faster than authentic ones?

2021 June 07 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking - Quotes

In a famous quote Mark Twain states that… … a lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its boots. This one finds many echoes in everyday life, from journalism to professional information, to the extreme of calumny. Why does all of this happen? What are the aspects […]