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.

Wanted: A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action
Entrepreneurs

Wanted: A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action

Lip service won't get you, or your business, anywhere. Say what you mean, mean what you say, and act on it -- each and every time.
How Real Leaders Get Along … Or Don't
Office Politics

How Real Leaders Get Along … Or Don't

Sometimes, we care so deeply that we're willing to put our reputations on the line for what we feel in our hearts to be right.
Before any Career Decision, Ask Yourself 5 Questions
Career Change

Before any Career Decision, Ask Yourself 5 Questions

You spend most of your waking life with the person you love and at work ... shouldn't you love both?
Are You Destined for Entrepreneurship? Climb a Tree and Find Out.
Careers

Are You Destined for Entrepreneurship? Climb a Tree and Find Out.

How you begin your career will have a great deal to do with how far you get in your career.
Want to Be Successful? Quit Overthinking.
Success Strategies

Want to Be Successful? Quit Overthinking.

The longer you live and the wiser you become, the more you'll realize how little you know … and how little it matters.
Habits Won't Make You Successful
Work Habits

Habits Won't Make You Successful

Daily habits won't help you succeed at anything, except maybe becoming a robot.
7 Ways to Leave the World a Better Place
Social Impact

7 Ways to Leave the World a Better Place

Your best chance of having a broad impact isn't dreaming big, it's focusing on what's right in front of you.
What to Do When You Need Inspiration But It Just Won't Come
Ideas

What to Do When You Need Inspiration But It Just Won't Come

Inspiration seldom comes on demand but often arrives when it is unexpected.
Why Real Leaders Don't Pay Attention to Phony Leadership 'Experts'
Leadership

Why Real Leaders Don't Pay Attention to Phony Leadership 'Experts'

People who do their work as well as they can don't worry about who is the leader and who is the follower.
Why Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Should Be Banned
Theranos

Why Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Should Be Banned

When startups fail, founders don't get an 'A' for effort. That's not how it works in the real world -- certainly not when lives are at stake.
Making the Toughest Decision of Your Life
Make More Happen

Making the Toughest Decision of Your Life

The career choice between a corporate job and entrepreneurship is life changing, for good or ill. Don't let anybody talk you into either.
7 Ways to Turn Your Life Around
Success

7 Ways to Turn Your Life Around

Success doesn't come from books or blogs; the only person who can change the outcome for you is you.
Free Speech Has a Cost When You Share Controversial Views Online
Building Your Online Presence

Free Speech Has a Cost When You Share Controversial Views Online

Be true to your views but choose your words carefully. What you say online can never be erased.
10 Ways Jerks, Whiners and Bullies Ruin a Business
Office Culture

10 Ways Jerks, Whiners and Bullies Ruin a Business

Working in an office filled with self-absorbed, blame-deflecting do-nothings makes you long for when the robots will take over.
Here's Some Good Advice. Don't Listen to Any More Career Advice.
Careers

Here's Some Good Advice. Don't Listen to Any More Career Advice.

Make a good first impression, show up on time, work hard. Now go figure out the rest for yourself.

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