Steve Tobak

Steve Tobak

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.

The 6 Steps to Conquering Those Big Projects That Drive You Nuts
Leadership

The 6 Steps to Conquering Those Big Projects That Drive You Nuts

If you want to accomplish great things, you've got to go out on a limb from time to time.
Great Entrepreneurs Do What Can't Be Done
Leadership

Great Entrepreneurs Do What Can't Be Done

There is always a way to get things done. Nothing is impossible. That's what can set you apart.
Does Personal Branding Really Help Your Business?
Personal Branding

Does Personal Branding Really Help Your Business?

Remember that serious entrepreneurs and small business owners focus on developing and marketing their products and services, not themselves.
How to Deal With Self-Doubt
Doubt

How to Deal With Self-Doubt

There's actually nothing to fear from self-doubt -- as long as you deal with it instead of making believe it doesn't exist.
How Alibaba's Jack Ma Became the Richest Man in China
Leadership

How Alibaba's Jack Ma Became the Richest Man in China

How an English teacher turned a vision, a bunch of friends and $60,000 into the world's most valuable Internet commerce company.
Doing Two Things? That's One Too Many.
Productivity

Doing Two Things? That's One Too Many.

If you aspire to be a successful entrepreneur, the only way you're going to achieve that is by focusing on one thing and doing it better than anyone else.
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Don't Believe the Hype Around 'Emotional Intelligence'
Emotional Intelligence

Don't Believe the Hype Around 'Emotional Intelligence'

Self-awareness is a very good thing in life, but it's all too easy to mistake what lies on the surface for the genuine feelings buried deep below.
Leadership Lessons From Apple CEO Tim Cook
Leadership

Leadership Lessons From Apple CEO Tim Cook

Remember when everyone said Tim Cook would change Apple after Steve Jobs? He did. For the better.
The 9 Best Real-World Strategies Every Entrepreneur Should Know
Leadership

The 9 Best Real-World Strategies Every Entrepreneur Should Know

All the advice you need to know boils down to these ideas to help you differentiate and beat the competition.
Learning to Adapt Is the Key to Success
Leadership

Learning to Adapt Is the Key to Success

Conforming may help you survive, but learning to adapt is the way to thrive in a complex, chaotic and ever-changing world.
The Secret to Outstanding Customer Service
Customer Service

The Secret to Outstanding Customer Service

Customer service comes down to answering two very simple questions.
So You Want to Be a Blogger? Think Twice.
Blogging

So You Want to Be a Blogger? Think Twice.

Blogging has become the world's most crowded and competitive non-profession. The vast majority make peanuts and have close to zero market share.
It Takes 3 to Run a Business
Leadership

It Takes 3 to Run a Business

It may sound mystical, but 3 is a magic number when it comes to your team.
How to Make Lots of Money...Your Way
Careers

How to Make Lots of Money...Your Way

Studies on the best paying careers are all over the map. Turns out there are lots of ways to achieve financial security.
10 Pitfalls of Being Your Own Boss
Self-employment

10 Pitfalls of Being Your Own Boss

Some things to consider before you jump to the other side -- you know, the one where the grass is always greener.