Steve Tobak

Steve Tobak

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow

Steve Tobak is a management consultant, columnist, former senior executive, and author of Real Leaders Don’t Follow: Being Extraordinary in the Age of the Entrepreneur (Entrepreneur Press, October 2015). Tobak runs Silicon Valley-based Invisor Consulting and blogs at stevetobak.com, where you can contact him and learn more.

Why Travis Kalanick's Ouster Is an Uber Disaster
Uber

Why Travis Kalanick's Ouster Is an Uber Disaster

Pushing out the founding CEO in the midst of an existential crisis is a huge misstep.
9 Toxic Behaviors and How to Avoid Them
Career Growth

9 Toxic Behaviors and How to Avoid Them

Anybody can reach for the stars but only the people who stay grounded grasp them.
The Surprising Truth About Likability
Take It From The Pros

The Surprising Truth About Likability

Being a jerk may not be such a liability after all.
How to Break Out of a Major League Slump
Solving Problems

How to Break Out of a Major League Slump

Factors beyond your control can cause failure but what comes next is all you.
IBM Signals End of Telecommuting Craze
Remote Workforce

IBM Signals End of Telecommuting Craze

Remote workers are strong proof that talking face to face is the best communication technology.
How I Rebounded After Nearly Flunking Out of College
Career Growth

How I Rebounded After Nearly Flunking Out of College

Shame that you let down yourself and the people who have faith in you is a powerful motivator.
Are You a Real Entrepreneur or Just an Entrepreneur Lite?
Taking Risks

Are You a Real Entrepreneur or Just an Entrepreneur Lite?

It all comes down to facing your fears, challenging yourself and breaking out of your comfort zone.
Why 'Trust Your Gut' Is a Myth
Entrepreneurs

Why 'Trust Your Gut' Is a Myth

When it comes to making tough decisions, those voices in our heads are wrong at least as often as right.
Killing Bill: The Demise of Bill O'Reilly at Fox News
Getting fired

Killing Bill: The Demise of Bill O'Reilly at Fox News

When one of the most powerful men in media gets fired, it proves that everyone is expendable.
Want to Be Successful? Keep It Real.
Leadership

Want to Be Successful? Keep It Real.

Executives who have lost touch with reality have sunk many once-thriving businesses.
3 Lessons From Pepsi's Controversial Kendall Jenner Protest Ad
Brands

3 Lessons From Pepsi's Controversial Kendall Jenner Protest Ad

If your business isn't politics, keep politics out of your business.
Why Business Leaders Make the Best Social Entrepreneurs
America's Small Business Heroes

Why Business Leaders Make the Best Social Entrepreneurs

You'll have way more to give back and a far better chance of achieving an impact by starting out in the business world.
Jessica Alba's 'Honest' Mess
Brand Reputation

Jessica Alba's 'Honest' Mess

Your brand is your promise. As The Honest Company is finding out, it's the one promise you can't afford to break.
Why 'Big Risk, Big Reward' Is a Myth
Risk

Why 'Big Risk, Big Reward' Is a Myth

The notion that entrepreneurs have to risk everything to be successful is nonsense.
What Trump Doesn't Understand About China's Entrepreneurial Culture
China

What Trump Doesn't Understand About China's Entrepreneurial Culture

China doesn't want to be the world's technology manufacturer; it wants to displace Silicon Valley as the world's technology innovator.

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