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.

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.
Quit Screwing Around and Get to Work
Success

Quit Screwing Around and Get to Work

The best things in life and business aren't free. They are earned.
The Secret to Winning Customers and Growing Your Business
Entrepreneurship

The Secret to Winning Customers and Growing Your Business

All of your business strategy should come down winning and keeping customers.
Your Brand Is Your Promise. Don't Make it Lightly.
Personal Branding

Your Brand Is Your Promise. Don't Make it Lightly.

Your personal brand sets expectations for behavior and performance. Failing to deliver on those expectations can destroy your reputation.
Success Comes When You Stop Playing Games
Success

Success Comes When You Stop Playing Games

Childish behavior doesn't go over too well in the real world. The real business world expects results.
Why Self-Promotion Is a Terrible Idea
Promotion

Why Self-Promotion Is a Terrible Idea

Nobody wants to work with a self-interested, self-absorbed, self-serving self-promoter. If you think about it, neither would you.
10 Behaviors of Smart People
Intelligence

10 Behaviors of Smart People

Smart people make smart decisions and that's the most important factor in how things turn out for you.
Think You're Special? You Just Might Be.
Success

Think You're Special? You Just Might Be.

If you truly believe you're special, have a desperate need to be important, and work hard to prove it, there's a decent chance you'll succeed.
How Adversity Leads to Success
Entrepreneurship

How Adversity Leads to Success

Some of the world's greatest entrepreneurs succeeded, not in spite of the challenges they faced, but because of it.
Want to Be Successful? Focus on One Business.
Starting a Business

Want to Be Successful? Focus on One Business.

The latest myth is that entrepreneurs should start lots of businesses. Nonsense. In business as in life, less is more and more is never better.