Leandro Arranz

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What a Year of Job Rejections Taught Me About Pitching Myself

After sending out hundreds of copies of my résumé to dozens of companies over the last year, I realized that I was getting nowhere because my approach was wrong.<p>I did everything I was taught to do: I created a list of the top 20 companies I wanted to work for, I customized my résumé for each …

Feedback Without Measurement Won’t Do Any Good

The managerial feedback was excellent — crisp, clear, and constructive. Its tone was caring, compassionate, and compelling. Each criticism was consequently heard, acknowledged, and understood. Message received; next steps agreed. A potentially awkward and painful conversation became a bonding …

How to Write a Great Business Plan

Few areas of business attract as much attention as new ventures, and few aspects of new-venture creation attract as much attention as the business plan. Countless books and articles in the popular press dissect the topic. A growing number of annual business-plan contests are springing up across the …

A Testable Idea Is Better than a Good Idea

The most irritating innovation insight I’ve had seems paradoxical, but it’s true: good ideas are bad for innovators. Honest.<p>At first, I didn’t believe it either. What could be bad about good ideas? Then, in my work with organizations and executive education students, I started paying even closer …

Three Powerful Ways to Stop Wasting Time

Since the whole point of this article is to help you make the most of your time and career, I won’t waste words here. All three of these techniques work well, but you should pick the one that best fits your personality and personal situation:<p><b>1. The Repeat Test</b><p>Take a piece of paper or a spreadsheet, …

Five ways to manage a bad boss

So what are the options for those who don't fancy striking out somewhere new?<p>Here's our roll call of bad bosses, and some ways to wrangle them.<p><b>The</b> …

Three old-school myths that hurt sales

by Peter Finkelstein<p>One of the immutable laws of life (and business) is change. What is evident to most B2B sales organisations is that their …