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.

Do You Believe in Magic? Don't.
Leadership

Do You Believe in Magic? Don't.

One phenomenon is responsible for more failed businesses, blown careers, and financial debt than you can imagine. And it's practically an epidemic among the entrepreneur crowd.
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Why Procrastination Is Not Your Problem
Leadership

Why Procrastination Is Not Your Problem

Everyone procrastinates. But if you spend your life avoiding doing what matters, that's not procrastination. That's denial.
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The Fine Art of Being a Great Boss
Leadership

The Fine Art of Being a Great Boss

How to motivate your people to do great work and create an environment where they actually like coming to work.
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If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Is
Success

If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Is

There's a universe of opportunity out there for those with the same sort of ambition and drive that I had, but only if you follow the right path and don't go astray.
The Key to Happiness: More Work and Less Stuff
Happiness

The Key to Happiness: More Work and Less Stuff

Learn to live simply. You will find rewards in surprising places.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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 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.
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Never Take Failure Lightly
Leadership

Never Take Failure Lightly

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

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.
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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.