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.

Theranos Debacle Triggers an Avalanche of Lawsuits by Investors Who Should Have Known Better
Theranos

Theranos Debacle Triggers an Avalanche of Lawsuits by Investors Who Should Have Known Better

Very wealthy people dazzled by founder Elizabeth Holmes stampeded to invest huge sums. Now they want their money back.
Why Millennials Have Their Priorities Screwed Up
Make More Happen

Why Millennials Have Their Priorities Screwed Up

It's great to live in the moment, but if you want to live a great life, you have to focus on long-term goals.
Chasing Success Is No Way to Achieve It
Success

Chasing Success Is No Way to Achieve It

You succeed by following your own unique path, not someone else's.
The Trouble With Divisive Leadership
Office Politics

The Trouble With Divisive Leadership

Workplaces are becoming more political, and that's never a good thing.
Donald Trump Won the Election and Now America Needs to Navigate the Transition
Opinion

Donald Trump Won the Election and Now America Needs to Navigate the Transition

In tumultuous times the most important consideration is what values absolutely must remain the same, such as the sanctity of our democracy.
My Best Career Moves Were Getting Married and Staying Married
Make More Happen

My Best Career Moves Were Getting Married and Staying Married

Making your way in life too tough to do alone.
5 Lessons From 7 Months in Startup Hell
Startups

5 Lessons From 7 Months in Startup Hell

Not every startup is founded on self-serving generalizations and unsubstantiated hype but lots are.
What It Takes to Be a Great Boss
Leadership

What It Takes to Be a Great Boss

Experience, perspective and alignment are the three essentials to becoming a great leader.
Why Most CEOs Are Frauds
CEOs

Why Most CEOs Are Frauds

Calling yourself a CEO doesn't make you one.
This Is Why Social Media Analytics Are Essentially Worthless
Social Media Metrics

This Is Why Social Media Analytics Are Essentially Worthless

All that data tells you is how you're doing on one platform over time, not if it's time or effort well spent.
Live Your Own Life, Not Someone Else's
Leadership

Live Your Own Life, Not Someone Else's

Don't fall into the trap of letting others' opinions dictate your actions.
The Virtuous Cycle of Work, Achievement and Reward
Success Strategies

The Virtuous Cycle of Work, Achievement and Reward

Our culture is obsessed with quick and easy ways to achieve fame and fortune. There is no such thing.
10 Lessons You Should Learn Sooner Than Later
Lessons

10 Lessons You Should Learn Sooner Than Later

There are some truths you only learn the hard way. How hard is mostly up to you.
Quit Wasting Your Brain and Learn to Think for Yourself
Career Growth

Quit Wasting Your Brain and Learn to Think for Yourself

As our culture becomes ever more cautious, employers are desperate for people who think critically and creatively.
Why Technology Disruption Is Not Better for Entrepreneurs
Disruption

Why Technology Disruption Is Not Better for Entrepreneurs

Respect the persistence and profitability of old-school businesses.

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