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.

Can We Quit With the Stereotypes Already?
Biases

Can We Quit With the Stereotypes Already?

We love to typecast. Yet we don't realize that much of the common wisdom about popular stereotypes is simply false.
10 Reasons Why Your Personal Brand Sucks
Personal Branding

10 Reasons Why Your Personal Brand Sucks

Not that anyone cares about your personal brand, but the least you could do is present yourself to the world correctly.
8 Great Entrepreneurial Success Stories
Entrepreneurship

8 Great Entrepreneurial Success Stories

If you're serious about being an entrepreneur, let these stories of success guide your planning.
Know When to Trust Your Gut
Decision Making

Know When to Trust Your Gut

To be successful, you've got to learn when to trust your own ideas and when to let go to gain a broader perspective.
How to Be Smarter
Intelligence

How to Be Smarter

Life and business are both based around making smart decisions. That's not as hard as it sounds.
Success Does Not Follow a Time Clock
Success

Success Does Not Follow a Time Clock

Your career will have many twists and turns. It may slump or drag for a while and then take off when you finally hit your stride.
Your Product Is Your Brand
Brands

Your Product Is Your Brand

Apple, Coca-Cola, BMW, and Disney have powerful brands because they are leaders in their respective industries, not the other way around.
10 Behaviors You Never See in Successful People
Leadership

10 Behaviors You Never See in Successful People

How you act defines you as a leader. That's why there are so few real leaders nowadays.
Why You Become Happier With Age
Success

Why You Become Happier With Age

Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Don't be in such a hurry to get to the finish line.
When It Comes to Communication, Less Is More. Period.
Marketing

When It Comes to Communication, Less Is More. Period.

Next time you write that blog or send that email blast, take a second to consider whether anyone you want to read those even cares.
Want to Be Successful? Quit Being So Positive.
Positive Thinking

Want to Be Successful? Quit Being So Positive.

If you're the type of person who only sees the bright side of life, be prepared to not be able to face the reality you need.
How I Landed My First Book Deal
Publishing

How I Landed My First Book Deal

If you're thinking of self-publishing your first book, this just might change your mind.
Considering an Online Business? Read This First.
Starting a Business

Considering an Online Business? Read This First.

Your odds of being successful in any Web-enabled field are much lower than you realize, especially if you conform to all the popular groupthink.
How I Won My First Big Customer
Success

How I Won My First Big Customer

I went out on a limb and made a commitment no one else would make. That made all the difference in my career.
You Don't Need a Cause to Do What's Right
Leadership

You Don't Need a Cause to Do What's Right

You can talk the talk and even walk the walk but it takes far more courage and strength to do the right thing in spite of personal risk.