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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. 30 Recent Stories
What distinguishes the most successful entrepreneurs of the modern era? Their absolute faith in themselves.
April 11, 2014
If you want to be successful and happy, be yourself -- don't fall victim to the likability trap.
April 9, 2014
The real business world is brutal, but if you follow certain rules, you stand a pretty good chance of coming out on top.
April 1, 2014
I used to dream of living in a tropical paradise searching for the perfect Mai Tai. Not anymore...and I couldn't be happier.
March 27, 2014
Steve Jobs did a lot that worked at Apple, but the world doesn't need another Apple. It needs another you.
March 24, 2014
Managing employees for the first time is equal parts exhilarating and terrifying. Here's how to handle it.
March 19, 2014
No matter how sophisticated technology becomes, there are important things you need that you will never, ever find with a search engine
March 13, 2014
While there is no common blueprint for success, there are some common themes in those who do exceptionally well.
March 11, 2014
Grow Your Business
Large companies can survive a bad product review. You can't. Here are the two factors you can never lose sight of.
March 6, 2014
Regret is the most tragic thing in life. Heres how to avoid looking back, shaking your head, and saying, 'Wish I knew then what I know now.'
March 3, 2014
There is nothing conventional about wisdom. A key to success is staying off the latest bandwagon and thinking critically for yourself.
February 26, 2014
Making the Sale
Being a great salesperson isn't about gimmicks or systems. Here are the nine essential do's and don't's to help your pitch.
February 21, 2014
Over the course of your business life, you're going to make thousands of critical management decisions. The more you get right, the better your chances of success.
February 19, 2014
How to stay focused on meeting your business and career goals and dispense with all the noise.
February 14, 2014
Here are five tips to ensure your virtual persona doesn't do serious damage to your real reputation.
February 12, 2014
We live in an increasingly thin-skinned world, and some of the most successful people are the worst offenders. Here's how to avoid getting on their bad sides.
February 7, 2014
Starting a Business
If you want to be successful, you have to learn to see things from different perspectives and become a multidimensional thinker.
February 5, 2014
Starting a Business
There are all sorts of pitfalls for entrepreneurs. These are the ones that trip up the majority of startup founders.
January 31, 2014
Home Based Business
If you work from home, you need these five essential tips. Better still, tape them to your bathroom mirror.
January 28, 2014
The most unemployed generation in history - Gen Y - has been sold a bill of goods, but not in the way you might think.
January 24, 2014
Comparing traits of successful people is an exercise in futility. But understanding habits is quite useful.
January 21, 2014
For years, I helped readers work through the solutions to problems they already had the answers to. Then, one day, it hit me.
January 16, 2014
Building real relationships with real people in the real world is the only way to make you successful.
January 14, 2014
People most likely to suffer from speaking anxiety are those who care most about their careers. The reason is that overachievers are highly aware of the importance of presentation skills in climbing t
January 8, 2014
Everybody has a quirk or two. Successful people tend to take what makes them unique and put that to work for them.
January 6, 2014
There's no silver bullet for making it big, but it's not rocket science, either...unless of course you're SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk.
January 2, 2014
When you have the strength and courage to face reality head-on, it becomes that much easier to deal with.
December 27, 2013
Most resolutions are hard to keep and leave us feeling guilty we couldn't achieve them. Try the Rule of 3 in setting your goals.
December 20, 2013
Overachievers and entrepreneurs have a habit of shooting themselves in the foot. Don't sweat it. Just learn from it.
December 17, 2013
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