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.

This Is How You Solve the Stickiest Career Dilemma
Career Growth

This Is How You Solve the Stickiest Career Dilemma

Here's a hint: If you believe in yourself and are willing to take risks, nobody can tell you what you can and can't do.
The 10 Worst Entrepreneurs of 2016
CEOs

The 10 Worst Entrepreneurs of 2016

Failing honestly is not a bad thing. Misdeeds that harm stakeholders are.
Career Choices are Hard But This Is How You Make Them Easier
career advice

Career Choices are Hard But This Is How You Make Them Easier

If you stay true to yourself and let your life unfold organically, everything will work out fine.
Here's Why You Should Quit Reading and Start Doing
Learning

Here's Why You Should Quit Reading and Start Doing

Contrary to what you may have read, we learn more from experience than from books and blogs.
Will You Thrive in the Trump Economy?
Donald Trump

Will You Thrive in the Trump Economy?

If you make an honest living, you will love Trumponomics. If not, it's about time to start.
Why Experience Makes You Fearless
Lessons

Why Experience Makes You Fearless

People who seem fearless are not. They're just experienced.
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
Millennials

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
Make More Happen

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
Family

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
Make More Happen

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.

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