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.
If you're serious about being an entrepreneur, let these stories of success guide your planning.
To be successful, you've got to learn when to trust your own ideas and when to let go to gain a broader perspective.
Life and business are both based around making smart decisions. That's not as hard as it sounds.
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.
Apple, Coca-Cola, BMW, and Disney have powerful brands because they are leaders in their respective industries, not the other way around.
How you act defines you as a leader. That's why there are so few real leaders nowadays.
Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Don't be in such a hurry to get to the finish line.
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.
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.
If you're thinking of self-publishing your first book, this just might change your mind.
Starting a Business
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.
I went out on a limb and made a commitment no one else would make. That made all the difference in my career.
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.
Stop screwing around and calling it work. Yeah, I'm talking to you.
If you're in constant need of reinforcement and inspiration and unsure of the path you're on, that's a sure sign that you haven't found what you love to do yet.
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