Managing Partner, Invisor Consulting
Steve Tobak is management consultant, executive coach, columnist, and former senior executive of the high-tech industry. As managing partner of Silicon Valley-based Invisor Consulting, he's been a trusted strategic advisor to executives and business leaders for more than a decade. Contact Tobak.
Contrary to popular belief, great business leaders are not defined by who they are but by what they do.
If you really want to make it big on your own, be the best version of you, not some false replica of someone else.
When you start to believe you can do no wrong and everyone around you agrees, that's when you're in trouble.
It takes courage, strength and discipline to break from the herd and become a successful entrepreneur or business leader.
Being a CEO isn't like playing a game. Don't call yourself one if you can't handle these concepts.
People have almost a romantic notion of failure these days. Make no mistake, it's not a good thing.
There is cause and effect in the universe. Happiness is an effect, not a cause. Don't buy into the happiness craze.
Popular wisdom says your sphere of influence -- your communications and social network -- should be big. Popular wisdom is wrong.
Starting a Business
A refreshingly objective perspective on what it takes for startups and small businesses to make it and the percentage that actually do.
You either want to accomplish great things or you don't. If you don't expect and push for it, you don't get it.
A lot of people tell you they can provide innovation. Hogwash. It's all about you.
Ready to reach for the stars and tackle every obstacle that stands in your way? Advice from someone who's been down that long hard road.
You may think you're in control and everything happens for a reason, but more often than not, things that matter are influenced by others.
If you want to accomplish great things, you've got to go out on a limb from time to time.
There is always a way to get things done. Nothing is impossible. That's what can set you apart.
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