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Steve Tobak

Steve Tobak

VIP Contributor / 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.

Take It From The Pros

A Challenge to Tomorrow's Business Leaders

Show the world that you can do better than those who came before you.
Take It From The Pros

Winners Know It's Always Better to Be the Underdog

Don't swagger if you want to stay on top. Stay humble and grounded.
Take It From The Pros

The Most Valuable Trait of Highly Successful CEOs

Smarts are key, but don't let studies and stereotypes keep you from reaching for the stars.
Take It From The Pros

To Succeed You Must Make Yourself Indispensable

People who can be easily replaced can never command the big bucks.
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.
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.
Take It From The Pros

The Surprising Truth About Likability

Being a jerk may not be such a liability after all.
Project Grow

How to Break Out of a Major League Slump

Factors beyond your control can cause failure but what comes next is all you.
Remote Workforce

IBM Signals End of Telecommuting Craze

Remote workers are strong proof that talking face to face is the best communication technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
worth-knowing

Want to Be Successful? Keep It Real.

Executives who have lost touch with reality have sunk many once-thriving businesses.
Brands

3 Lessons From Pepsi's Controversial Kendall Jenner Protest Ad

If your business isn't politics, keep politics out of your business.