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.
Managing is an art form. True leadership takes even more hard work.
It's one thing to see the glass as half-full. It's quite another to insist on seeing water in an empty glass.
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.
You may think people like and understand you, and want to help your business. You're dead wrong.
Don't just blame the Millennials. The struggle between the status quo and young up-and-comers is ageless, and important.
To win at poker, consistently make the right bets on the right cards. Winning in business -- and in life -- is exactly the same.
If you want to lead a successful company, you need to teach by example and focus on the best traits, not the worst.
The most common preventable failure comes when CEOs are simply not willing to put their companies' needs ahead of their own.
The are six factors that investors will focus on when evaluating your business. Know them by heart.
When you're desperate, when you feel you have nothing to lose, that's when great ventures are born.
Why, in this day and age, are CEOs reluctant to go on the record as being gay? Should they be?
There are a lot of analogies between the canine world and our own workplaces.
Personal and business relationships are unpredictable. When you combine the two, you get unpredictable squared.
Sting knows what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur: self-reliance, personal accountability and feeling that you have nothing to lose.
This is what happens when Murphy's Law and the Peter Principle meet the Seven Deadly Sins.
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