Steve Tobak

Steve Tobak

Author and Managing Partner, Invisor Consulting

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

Want to Be Successful? Quit Being Entitled.
Success

Want to Be Successful? Quit Being Entitled.

Nothing worth achieving is ever easy. It always takes smarts, guts, hard work, and perseverance.
5 Ways to Never Miss a Deadline
Deadlines

5 Ways to Never Miss a Deadline

The good news is you won a big contract. The bad news is you committed to do the impossible.
7 Signs of a Future Success Story
Success

7 Signs of a Future Success Story

If you want to be tomorrow's success story, you've got to do the right things and act the right way today.
The Only Good Reasons to Start a Business
Starting a Business

The Only Good Reasons to Start a Business

Markets are competitive and customers couldn't care less about your self-serving motives for becoming an entrepreneur.
10 Things Successful People Do Differently
Success

10 Things Successful People Do Differently

The great irony of today's obsession with success is that it really has nothing to do with characteristics, habits, or routines.
7 Lessons for Dealing with Defeat
Failure

7 Lessons for Dealing with Defeat

Losing is terrible. If there's a silver lining, it is only in learning from it and avoiding the same mistakes again.
Why Being Likable Never Works
Relationships

Why Being Likable Never Works

Trying to get people to like you is disingenuous, selfish, and manipulative. And it will likely backfire.
Priceless Words From the Founder of WordPress
Entrepreneurship

Priceless Words From the Founder of WordPress

Great advice on starting a business, from a guy who's been pretty successful himself.
Don't Be a Solopreneur. Do This Instead.
Entrepreneurship

Don't Be a Solopreneur. Do This Instead.

If you've got high hopes for a fulfilling career and financial security, solopreneurship is not the way to get there.
Are You a Success Story? Why Not?
Success

Are You a Success Story? Why Not?

Success doesn't come from a book or a website. It comes from hard work.
Want to Be Successful? Think Like a New Grad.
Success

Want to Be Successful? Think Like a New Grad.

Whether you're just starting out or have been around a while, these counterintuitive career lessons will help you get to the top.
How Wantrepreneurs Become Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship

How Wantrepreneurs Become Entrepreneurs

The key to becoming successful at anything – your job, your career, or your own business – is not rocket science.
5 Necessary Conditions for Entrepreneurial Success
Success

5 Necessary Conditions for Entrepreneurial Success

Nobody becomes a successful entrepreneur by setting out to become one. It happens organically under certain specific conditions.
Why You Need a Good Shrink
Success

Why You Need a Good Shrink

There's a growing list of amateurs and pseudo-professionals who claim to be able to change your life. For the most part, they can't.
10 Behaviors of High Achievers
Success

10 Behaviors of High Achievers

Robert Browning said, 'A man's reach should exceed his grasp,' but always reaching for the stars can be exhausting. It's not for everyone.