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 Genuine People
Leadership

10 Behaviors of Genuine People

In a world of phony fads, media hype, virtual personas, and personal brands, being genuine is becoming an endangered quality.
Want to Be Successful? Quit Wasting Your Brain.
Success

Want to Be Successful? Quit Wasting Your Brain.

We didn't evolve enormous brains with the capacity for complex reasoning so you can sit on your butt pondering stuff cavemen did without thinking.
The Truth About 'Fake It 'Til You Make It'
Success

The Truth About 'Fake It 'Til You Make It'

The way to boost confidence and create positive outcomes is to be prepared, take risks, and learn through experience.
Can We Quit With the Stereotypes Already?
Biases

Can We Quit With the Stereotypes Already?

We love to typecast. Yet we don't realize that much of the common wisdom about popular stereotypes is simply false.
10 Reasons Why Your Personal Brand Sucks
Personal Branding

10 Reasons Why Your Personal Brand Sucks

Not that anyone cares about your personal brand, but the least you could do is present yourself to the world correctly.
8 Great Entrepreneurial Success Stories
Entrepreneurship

8 Great Entrepreneurial Success Stories

If you're serious about being an entrepreneur, let these stories of success guide your planning.
Know When to Trust Your Gut
Decision Making

Know When to Trust Your Gut

To be successful, you've got to learn when to trust your own ideas and when to let go to gain a broader perspective.
How to Be Smarter
Intelligence

How to Be Smarter

Life and business are both based around making smart decisions. That's not as hard as it sounds.
Success Does Not Follow a Time Clock
Success

Success Does Not Follow a Time Clock

Your career will have many twists and turns. It may slump or drag for a while and then take off when you finally hit your stride.
Your Product Is Your Brand
Brands

Your Product Is Your Brand

Apple, Coca-Cola, BMW, and Disney have powerful brands because they are leaders in their respective industries, not the other way around.
10 Behaviors You Never See in Successful People
Leadership

10 Behaviors You Never See in Successful People

How you act defines you as a leader. That's why there are so few real leaders nowadays.
Why You Become Happier With Age
Success

Why You Become Happier With Age

Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Don't be in such a hurry to get to the finish line.
When It Comes to Communication, Less Is More. Period.
Marketing

When It Comes to Communication, Less Is More. Period.

Next time you write that blog or send that email blast, take a second to consider whether anyone you want to read those even cares.
Want to Be Successful? Quit Being So Positive.
Positive Thinking

Want to Be Successful? Quit Being So Positive.

If you're the type of person who only sees the bright side of life, be prepared to not be able to face the reality you need.
How I Landed My First Book Deal
Publishing

How I Landed My First Book Deal

If you're thinking of self-publishing your first book, this just might change your mind.