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.

Get Some Real Advice For God's Sake
Advice

Get Some Real Advice For God's Sake

Always seek advice from those who've been in the same boat as you and successfully navigated those treacherous waters.
To Be Successful, Do Only What You Do Best
Success

To Be Successful, Do Only What You Do Best

Every successful entrepreneur has something they do well. Find what you do best and do it often.
The Unexpected Benefits of Doing the Unexpected
surprise

The Unexpected Benefits of Doing the Unexpected

Surprise the people around you, in business and relationships. You might end up surprised yourself.
10 Behaviors of Genuine People
Leadership

10 Behaviors of Genuine People

In a world of phony fads, media hype, virtual personas, and personal brands, being genuine is becoming an endangered quality.
Want to Be Successful? Quit Wasting Your Brain.
Productivity

Want to Be Successful? Quit Wasting Your Brain.

We didn't evolve enormous brains with the capacity for complex reasoning so you can sit on your butt pondering stuff cavemen did without thinking.
The Truth About 'Fake It 'Til You Make It'
Success

The Truth About 'Fake It 'Til You Make It'

The way to boost confidence and create positive outcomes is to be prepared, take risks, and learn through experience.
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.