Steve Tobak

Steve Tobak

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.

6 Epic Online Fails and How to Avoid Them
Leadership

6 Epic Online Fails and How to Avoid Them

Everyone makes mistakes, but the online world makes them a lot more visible. What not to do, if you want to keep your job.
7 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do
Starting a Business

7 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

There are certain basic minimum tasks you need to be successful. Fail at these and your business fails, too.
The One Trait Successful Entrepreneurs Have In Common
Leadership

The One Trait Successful Entrepreneurs Have In Common

Contrary to popular belief, great business leaders are not defined by who they are but by what they do.
Don't Try to Be What You're Not
Leadership

Don't Try to Be What You're Not

If you really want to make it big on your own, be the best version of you, not some false replica of someone else.
Never Turn Your Back on Reality
Leadership

Never Turn Your Back on Reality

When you start to believe you can do no wrong and everyone around you agrees, that's when you're in trouble.
Why True Leaders Are So Rare
Leadership

Why True Leaders Are So Rare

It takes courage, strength and discipline to break from the herd and become a successful entrepreneur or business leader.
 7 Concepts Every CEO Has to Nail
Leadership

7 Concepts Every CEO Has to Nail

Being a CEO isn't like playing a game. Don't call yourself one if you can't handle these concepts.
Never Take Failure Lightly
Failure

Never Take Failure Lightly

People have almost a romantic notion of failure these days. Make no mistake, it's not a good thing.
How to Be Happy. (Really.)
Happiness

How to Be Happy. (Really.)

There is cause and effect in the universe. Happiness is an effect, not a cause. Don't buy into the happiness craze.
To Be Successful, Do Only What Matters
Networking

To Be Successful, Do Only What Matters

Popular wisdom says your sphere of influence -- your communications and social network -- should be big. Popular wisdom is wrong.
Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics About Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics About Entrepreneurs

A refreshingly objective perspective on what it takes for startups and small businesses to make it and the percentage that actually do.
Why Stressed-Out Control Freaks Make Insanely Great Entrepreneurs
Leadership

Why Stressed-Out Control Freaks Make Insanely Great Entrepreneurs

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.
Where Does Innovation Come From?
Innovation

Where Does Innovation Come From?

A lot of people tell you they can provide innovation. Hogwash. It's all about you.
The Most Important Career Choice You'll Ever Make
Careers

The Most Important Career Choice You'll Ever Make

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.
7 Surprising Truths About Mentors
Mentors

7 Surprising Truths About Mentors

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.