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.

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.
The True Meaning of 'Entrepreneur'
Entrepreneurship

The True Meaning of 'Entrepreneur'

If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, don't start out wanting to be one.
Success Is Never an Accident. It's a Choice.
Success

Success Is Never an Accident. It's a Choice.

There is a certain amount of randomness to life, but mostly, success and happiness always come down to making smart decisions.
Get Some Real Advice For God's Sake
Advice

Get Some Real Advice For God's Sake

Always seek advice from those who've been in the same boat as you and successfully navigated those treacherous waters.
To Be Successful, Do Only What You Do Best
Success

To Be Successful, Do Only What You Do Best

Every successful entrepreneur has something they do well. Find what you do best and do it often.
The Unexpected Benefits of Doing the Unexpected
surprise

The Unexpected Benefits of Doing the Unexpected

Surprise the people around you, in business and relationships. You might end up surprised yourself.