Steve Tobak

Steve Tobak

Author and Managing Partner, Invisor Consulting

Steve Tobak is management consultant, executive coach, columnist, former senior executive of the high-tech industry, and author of the upcoming book, Real Leaders Don’t Follow: Being Extraordinary in the Age of the Entrepreneur (Entrepreneur Press, October 2015). Tobak runs Silicon Valley-based Invisor Consulting, where he's a trusted strategic advisor to executives and business leaders. Contact Tobak.

How Real Leaders Make It Big
Success

How Real Leaders Make It Big

When you break it down, there really are just a handful of ways to be remarkably successful ... or so it would seem.
Why There Aren't More Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship

Why There Aren't More Entrepreneurs

If there's one thing every entrepreneur needs to be successful, it's the courage to confront the challenges that threaten to derail us and persevere.
Anchor Babies? What Really Matters in U.S. Presidential Race.
Politics

Anchor Babies? What Really Matters in U.S. Presidential Race.

There are the only 9 issues that truly matter in the presidential campaign, and we need to address them now.
Money Can't Buy You Success
Success

Money Can't Buy You Success

It's one of life's great ironies: Success leads to money. Money rarely leads to success.
Be Competent. Be Grounded. Be Open. Be Brave.
Leadership

Be Competent. Be Grounded. Be Open. Be Brave.

Whether you run a corporation, a business, or your own career, you'll need these four characteristics if you want to go places.
50 Cent's Bankruptcy Is a Lesson in Valuing What You Earn
Bankruptcy

50 Cent's Bankruptcy Is a Lesson in Valuing What You Earn

When you work your way up, you have to learn to value what you have or you end up losing it.
The Sad Saga of the $70,000 Minimum Salary Company
Managing Employees

The Sad Saga of the $70,000 Minimum Salary Company

The utopian vision of an entrepreneur who wanted to do his part for income inequality looks shortsighted in the cold light of reality.
10 Behaviors of Real Leaders
Leadership

10 Behaviors of Real Leaders

Leaders lead. Followers follow. You can't do both. That's not opinion; it's biology.
Hillary Clinton's Likability Crisis
Politics

Hillary Clinton's Likability Crisis

In business, you don't have to be liked to be successful. In politics, it's crucial.
Nobody Leads a Charmed Life. Get Over It.
Success

Nobody Leads a Charmed Life. Get Over It.

If you think others have it better than you, think again. Life is never easy and always what you make of it.
Twitter: What Went Wrong
Twitter

Twitter: What Went Wrong

Twitter shows that you might have a great product and platform, but you still need to manage it right.
9 Lessons in Entrepreneurship From Silicon Valley
Entrepreneurship

9 Lessons in Entrepreneurship From Silicon Valley

If you want to be great at something, learn from the experts. When it comes to startups, the experts are in the tech industry.
Why Can't We All Just Get Along? Because We Shouldn't.
Conflict

Why Can't We All Just Get Along? Because We Shouldn't.

Conflict is key to smart decisions and positive outcomes ... and we're all the better for it.
Why Inspirational Quotes Will Never Inspire You
Inspiration

Why Inspirational Quotes Will Never Inspire You

If you think you need sound bites to inspire your work, then you're in the wrong line of work.
Is the American Dream Dead?
American Dream

Is the American Dream Dead?

Our culture is affected by a number of factors that are eating away at what made our economy -- and us -- strong.