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.

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.
What Makes a Great Boss?
Leadership

What Makes a Great Boss?

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

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.
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.
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.
How to Win the Game of Life
Success

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.
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.
How to Evaluate Your Startup Like a VC
Startups

How to Evaluate Your Startup Like a VC

The are six factors that investors will focus on when evaluating your business. Know them by heart.
How Successful People Make Their Own Luck
Luck

How Successful People Make Their Own Luck

When you're desperate, when you feel you have nothing to lose, that's when great ventures are born.
Should Gay CEOs Come Out of the Closet?
Leadership

Should Gay CEOs Come Out of the Closet?

Why, in this day and age, are CEOs reluctant to go on the record as being gay? Should they be?
Want to Be a Better Manager? Get a Dog.
Productivity

Want to Be a Better Manager? Get a Dog.

There are a lot of analogies between the canine world and our own workplaces.
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5 Things to Consider When Hiring Friends
Managing Employees

5 Things to Consider When Hiring Friends

Personal and business relationships are unpredictable. When you combine the two, you get unpredictable squared.
Why Financial Security Ruins People
Entrepreneurship

Why Financial Security Ruins People

Sting knows what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur: self-reliance, personal accountability and feeling that you have nothing to lose.