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Don't know the answer? Don't worry, Montaigne will help you!

What is the difference between a skilled person and an ear of wheat?

2022 June 29 | by Arduino Mancini Training and development

Now tell me: do you think Montaigne is right?

Good question, isn't it?

When does knowledge turn into power?

2022 May 23 | by Arduino Mancini Training and development

Have you seen the cartoon? Now tell me: When does knowledge turn into power, in your opinion?

Relax, here you find the solution!

Do you have a staff retention problem?

2022 May 12 | by Arduino Mancini Training and development

The one you see in the cartoon strip is a rather common situation in small and, sometimes, medium-sized companies. The business owner manages the company personally, is aware of his know-how and intends to protect it. The possibility that his staff member could strengthen the competitor’s ranks or even become a threat to his leadership […]

Can this poster be useful in companies?

Be nice, or leave!

2021 October 06 | by Arduino Mancini Training and development

During a not recent (unfortunately) holiday in Berlin, I spent a pleasant evening in an old pub (120 years old). The poster you can see in the photo was posted in several parts of the place: Be nice, or leave! Would such a message be useful in preventing inappropriate behaviours also in organisations? Reminding everybody […]

When fortune may be confused with competence

Better to be good or lucky?

2021 September 16 | by Arduino Mancini Survival Tactics - Training and development

There is a widespread tendency to seek shortcuts to success: the TV appearance and the lottery ticket often replace a serious skill-building plan. But what happens when, especially in business, fortune is mistaken for competence? Nothing wrong with that, actually! However, it is important to be aware of one’s own ability to manage the business […]

An essential exercise for your life…

Can you sell yourself? Answer three questions!

2021 September 08 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience - Training and development

Selling is a complicated business, selling yourself may appear prohibitive. Gaining a job, getting a professional assignment, being perceived as different from other people competing for the same result can be vital: even in private life! So how can we check whether we are prepared to reach the goal we want to achieve? I am […]

These 5 simple tips will help you!

How can you improve the management of your time?

2021 August 26 | by Arduino Mancini Time management - Training and development

We are persuaded that we can do more than one thing at the same time. And this is true. We can walk and read the newspaper, listen to music while ironing a shirt, or shave and think about what we are going to do in a while; but we are not so conscious that, in […]

In this post, I’ll tell you why

Talents, alone, would go nowhere!

2021 July 27 | by Arduino Mancini Training and development

It seems that even in Europe we are starting to challenge the conviction that the success of companies depends on a few people, the so-called talents. The thinking has started with American companies, many of which are asking themselves: Does it make sense to entrust the competitiveness of the company to just part of the […]

Here is a test to assess your knowledge of a specific topic

Do you really know what you think you know?

2021 July 06 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking - Training and development

Today I want to talk to you about a test that might be useful in assessing your knowledge on a specific matter. It is a short test that I learned to take on two important occasions: whenever I am about to face a task that is new to me, at least partially; when I want […]

Let's unveil the mystery!

Do you know why a not so competent person is often arrogant?

2021 June 29 | by Arduino Mancini Heuristics and biases - Training and development

I often came across not so prepared people who combine lack of competence with a good deal of overconfidence. One day I asked myself: What prompts an incompetent person to adopt an attitude that edges on arrogance? Is there a connection between ignorance and overconfidence? These questions remained unanswered until I learned about the Dunning-Kruger […]