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.

Inspiration

If Your Work Doesn't Inspire You, Nothing Will

If you're in constant need of reinforcement and inspiration and unsure of the path you're on, that's a sure sign that you haven't found what you love to do yet.
Why You Should Love Your Job...Your Real One
Entrepreneurship

Why You Should Love Your Job...Your Real One

The vast majority of successful startup founders find their passion, their partners, and their product ideas at work.
You Need a Brick to the Head, Not New Year's Resolutions
Self Improvement

You Need a Brick to the Head, Not New Year's Resolutions

It's a new year. If this is the only time of year you devote to fixing your problems, you're in rougher shape than you think.
How to Envision and Realize a Bright Future
Advice

How to Envision and Realize a Bright Future

Generic advice doesn't always work because there are some things, some very important things, you simply have to figure out for yourself.
How Sony Could Have Won a No-Win Situation
Hackers

How Sony Could Have Won a No-Win Situation

Sony's reaction to the cyber attack against "The Interview" caused far more harm than anything the hackers leaked.
How (and Why) to Pivot From Services to Products
Service Business

How (and Why) to Pivot From Services to Products

Service businesses have an inherent flaw: they're hard to scale. It's far easier to build and grow a sustainable product business.
How to Hire the Best Talent and Avoid the Most Common Pitfalls
Hiring

How to Hire the Best Talent and Avoid the Most Common Pitfalls

Bad hires can be a disaster, but even seasoned managers have a hard time consistently hiring the best talent.
Do You Believe in Magic? Don't.
Leadership

Do You Believe in Magic? Don't.

One phenomenon is responsible for more failed businesses, blown careers, and financial debt than you can imagine. And it's practically an epidemic among the entrepreneur crowd.
Why Procrastination Is Not Your Problem
Procrastination

Why Procrastination Is Not Your Problem

Everyone procrastinates. But if you spend your life avoiding doing what matters, that's not procrastination. That's denial.
The Fine Art of Being a Great Boss
Managing Employees

The Fine Art of Being a Great Boss

How to motivate your people to do great work and create an environment where they actually like coming to work.
If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Is
Success

If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Is

There's a universe of opportunity out there for those with the same sort of ambition and drive that I had, but only if you follow the right path and don't go astray.
The Key to Happiness: More Work and Less Stuff
Happiness

The Key to Happiness: More Work and Less Stuff

Learn to live simply. You will find rewards in surprising places.
6 Epic Online Fails and How to Avoid Them
Leadership

6 Epic Online Fails and How to Avoid Them

Everyone makes mistakes, but the online world makes them a lot more visible. What not to do, if you want to keep your job.
7 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do
Starting a Business

7 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

There are certain basic minimum tasks you need to be successful. Fail at these and your business fails, too.
The One Trait Successful Entrepreneurs Have In Common
Leadership

The One Trait Successful Entrepreneurs Have In Common

Contrary to popular belief, great business leaders are not defined by who they are but by what they do.