Steve Tobak

Steve Tobak

Author and Managing Partner, Invisor Consulting

Steve Tobak is a management consultant, columnist, former senior executive, and author of Real Leaders Don’t Follow: Being Extraordinary in the Age of the Entrepreneur (Entrepreneur Press, October 2015). Tobak runs Silicon Valley-based Invisor Consulting and blogs at stevetobak.com, where you can contact him and learn more.

#RIPTwitter: 6 Lessons for Every Startup
Twitter

#RIPTwitter: 6 Lessons for Every Startup

Just a couple of years ago, everyone though Twitter would be the next Facebook. Then everything went to hell.
If You Want to Win, You Have to Learn How to Fight
Conflict

If You Want to Win, You Have to Learn How to Fight

Business leadership is a full-contact sport. The best performing teams conflict often, openly, and constructively.
Do You Have Imposter Syndrome?
Insecurity

Do You Have Imposter Syndrome?

No matter how successful you are, if you don't have a little self-doubt lurking in the back of your mind, you're simply not human.
10 Behaviors of Genuinely Successful People
Control What You Can

10 Behaviors of Genuinely Successful People

The world is full of highly accomplished executives and business leaders. It's also full of phonies and shysters. This is how you tell the difference.
Want to Be Successful? Have Fun. Seriously.
Success

Want to Be Successful? Have Fun. Seriously.

One day I made a promise to myself: If work ever stopped being fun, I would quit and do something else. That promise turned out to be the key to a successful career.
What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur? Perseverance.
Perseverance

What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur? Perseverance.

Entrepreneurship is about being the last man standing. It's about having the determination, the discipline, and the cash to see it through.
Real Leaders Own Their Mistakes
Control What You Can

Real Leaders Own Their Mistakes

There's an epidemic of business and political leaders making lame excuses, playing the blame game, and failing to hold themselves accountable.
Learn to Write, for God's Sake
Writing

Learn to Write, for God's Sake

In this digital world, your reputation is based primarily on what and how you write. Unfortunately, your writing sucks.
Want to Save the World? First Save Yourself.
Ready To Launch

Want to Save the World? First Save Yourself.

The key to helping others is the order: First focus on building your career, then, if you're successful, you'll have plenty to give back.
4 Ways to Create a Company Culture That Breeds Success
Leadership

4 Ways to Create a Company Culture That Breeds Success

How to create a culture that inspires your employees to do their best-all the time-and grow your company.
Want Big Things Out of Life? Expect Big Things of Yourself.
Success

Want Big Things Out of Life? Expect Big Things of Yourself.

If you want to do great work, be proud of your achievements, and lead a purposeful life, you need to set your sights much higher than they are.
Want to Be Successful? Be the Best at What You Do.
Success

Want to Be Successful? Be the Best at What You Do.

The litmus test for success is to find the one thing you're best at. Once you find it, God speed.
Debunking the Myths Behind 4 Popular Leadership Styles
Control What You Can

Debunking the Myths Behind 4 Popular Leadership Styles

If you think you have to be a rock star or a visionary to succeed as a business leader, let us show you that you're wrong.
The Only Good Reason to Start a Business in 2016
Ready To Launch

The Only Good Reason to Start a Business in 2016

It may be a new year, but that doesn't mean you should quit your job and start a company no one needs.
Which School of Leadership Are You From?
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Which School of Leadership Are You From?

There are several schools of thought about what it takes to be a great leader. See if you can recognize yours -- and whether it's time to change schools.