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 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.
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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
Leadership

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.
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Win or Lose, Competition Always Makes You Stronger
Competition

Win or Lose, Competition Always Makes You Stronger

Competition builds winners, leaders, innovators and success stories. Without it, none of us would be here.
Neurotic? It's a Good Thing.
Leadership

Neurotic? It's a Good Thing.

Some of the most brilliant innovators and entrepreneurs are anything but normal. After all, passion and obsession are two sides of the same coin.
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What Makes a Great Boss?
Leadership

What Makes a Great Boss?

Managing is an art form. True leadership takes even more hard work.
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Want to Be Happy? Quit Trying to Be So Happy.
Leadership

Want to Be Happy? Quit Trying to Be So Happy.

It's one thing to see the glass as half-full. It's quite another to insist on seeing water in an empty glass.
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The Right Way to Network
Networking

The Right Way to Network

Looking purely at the mechanics of how we communicate in the real world, it's easy to see why it doesn't work so well in the virtual one.
Want to Impress? Don't Do This.
Leadership

Want to Impress? Don't Do This.

You may think people like and understand you, and want to help your business. You're dead wrong.
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Why Generations Clash at Work
Leadership

Why Generations Clash at Work

Don't just blame the Millennials. The struggle between the status quo and young up-and-comers is ageless, and important.
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How to Win the Game of Life
Leadership

How to Win the Game of Life

To win at poker, consistently make the right bets on the right cards. Winning in business -- and in life -- is exactly the same.
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Great CEOs Don't Whine … or Coddle
Managing Employees

Great CEOs Don't Whine … or Coddle

If you want to lead a successful company, you need to teach by example and focus on the best traits, not the worst.
Why Your Startup Will Fail: You.
Startups

Why Your Startup Will Fail: You.

The most common preventable failure comes when CEOs are simply not willing to put their companies' needs ahead of their own.