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.

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.
Don't Try to Be What You're Not
Leadership

Don't Try to Be What You're Not

If you really want to make it big on your own, be the best version of you, not some false replica of someone else.
Never Turn Your Back on Reality
Leadership

Never Turn Your Back on Reality

When you start to believe you can do no wrong and everyone around you agrees, that's when you're in trouble.
Why True Leaders Are So Rare
Leadership

Why True Leaders Are So Rare

It takes courage, strength and discipline to break from the herd and become a successful entrepreneur or business leader.
 7 Concepts Every CEO Has to Nail
Leadership

7 Concepts Every CEO Has to Nail

Being a CEO isn't like playing a game. Don't call yourself one if you can't handle these concepts.
Never Take Failure Lightly
Failure

Never Take Failure Lightly

People have almost a romantic notion of failure these days. Make no mistake, it's not a good thing.
How to Be Happy. (Really.)
Happiness

How to Be Happy. (Really.)

There is cause and effect in the universe. Happiness is an effect, not a cause. Don't buy into the happiness craze.
To Be Successful, Do Only What Matters
Networking

To Be Successful, Do Only What Matters

Popular wisdom says your sphere of influence -- your communications and social network -- should be big. Popular wisdom is wrong.
Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics About Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics About Entrepreneurs

A refreshingly objective perspective on what it takes for startups and small businesses to make it and the percentage that actually do.