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.

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.
Considering an Online Business? Read This First.
Starting a Business

Considering an Online Business? Read This First.

Your odds of being successful in any Web-enabled field are much lower than you realize, especially if you conform to all the popular groupthink.
How I Won My First Big Customer
Success

How I Won My First Big Customer

I went out on a limb and made a commitment no one else would make. That made all the difference in my career.
You Don't Need a Cause to Do What's Right
Leadership

You Don't Need a Cause to Do What's Right

You can talk the talk and even walk the walk but it takes far more courage and strength to do the right thing in spite of personal risk.
Want to Be Successful? Quit Slacking Off.
Productivity

Want to Be Successful? Quit Slacking Off.

Stop screwing around and calling it work. Yeah, I'm talking to you.
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.