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.

Twitter: What Went Wrong
Twitter

Twitter: What Went Wrong

Twitter shows that you might have a great product and platform, but you still need to manage it right.
9 Lessons in Entrepreneurship From Silicon Valley
Entrepreneurship

9 Lessons in Entrepreneurship From Silicon Valley

If you want to be great at something, learn from the experts. When it comes to startups, the experts are in the tech industry.
Why Can't We All Just Get Along? Because We Shouldn't.
Conflict

Why Can't We All Just Get Along? Because We Shouldn't.

Conflict is key to smart decisions and positive outcomes ... and we're all the better for it.
Why Inspirational Quotes Will Never Inspire You
Inspiration

Why Inspirational Quotes Will Never Inspire You

If you think you need sound bites to inspire your work, then you're in the wrong line of work.
Is the American Dream Dead?
American Dream

Is the American Dream Dead?

Our culture is affected by a number of factors that are eating away at what made our economy -- and us -- strong.
Be a Real Entrepreneur, Not a Digital Clone
Entrepreneurship

Be a Real Entrepreneur, Not a Digital Clone

Entrepreneurs don't do what everyone else is doing. Like it or not, that's exactly what most of you are doing.
The Simple Secret to a Happy Life
Happiness

The Simple Secret to a Happy Life

We all lie to ourselves because we want material things we don't need or deserve. The irony is, that makes us miserable.
Why None of Us Can Afford to Forget 9/11
Economics

Why None of Us Can Afford to Forget 9/11

While the cost of fighting terrorism may seem high, the cost of not fighting it or fighting and losing is far higher. It's important for all of us to remember that.
10 Myths About Successful CEOs
Leadership

10 Myths About Successful CEOs

Calling yourself a CEO doesn't make you one. Real leaders have real companies, employees, and customers -- not delusions of grandeur.
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.