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.

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.
Want to Be Successful? Quit Slacking Off.
Success

Want to Be Successful? Quit Slacking Off.

Stop screwing around and calling it work. Yeah, I'm talking to you.
If Your Work Doesn't Inspire You, Nothing Will
Inspiration

If Your Work Doesn't Inspire You, Nothing Will

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.
Why You Should Love Your Job...Your Real One
Entrepreneurship

Why You Should Love Your Job...Your Real One

The vast majority of successful startup founders find their passion, their partners, and their product ideas at work.
You Need a Brick to the Head, Not New Year's Resolutions
Self Improvement

You Need a Brick to the Head, Not New Year's Resolutions

It's a new year. If this is the only time of year you devote to fixing your problems, you're in rougher shape than you think.
How to Envision and Realize a Bright Future
Advice

How to Envision and Realize a Bright Future

Generic advice doesn't always work because there are some things, some very important things, you simply have to figure out for yourself.
How Sony Could Have Won a No-Win Situation
Hackers

How Sony Could Have Won a No-Win Situation

Sony's reaction to the cyber attack against "The Interview" caused far more harm than anything the hackers leaked.
How (and Why) to Pivot From Services to Products
Service Business

How (and Why) to Pivot From Services to Products

Service businesses have an inherent flaw: they're hard to scale. It's far easier to build and grow a sustainable product business.
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How to Hire the Best Talent and Avoid the Most Common Pitfalls
Hiring

How to Hire the Best Talent and Avoid the Most Common Pitfalls

Bad hires can be a disaster, but even seasoned managers have a hard time consistently hiring the best talent.
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.
Why Procrastination Is Not Your Problem
Procrastination

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.
The Fine Art of Being a Great Boss
Managing Employees

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.