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.
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Smart people make smart decisions. Doing the same is the most important factor in how things turn out for you.
Show the world that you can do better than those who came before you.
Don't swagger if you want to stay on top. Stay humble and grounded.
Smarts are key, but don't let studies and stereotypes keep you from reaching for the stars.
People who can be easily replaced can never command the big bucks.