Steve Tobak

Steve Tobak

Author and Managing Partner, Invisor Consulting

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.

Making the Toughest Decision of Your Life
Radicals & Visionaries

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
Radicals & Visionaries

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.
How This Entrepreneur Rose From the Ashes to Challenge Silicon Valley
Radicals & Visionaries

How This Entrepreneur Rose From the Ashes to Challenge Silicon Valley

When Alex Lidow was a personal and professional low, he decided to climb back up by disrupting that technological building block, the semiconductor.
Positive Thinking Is Powerful But Delusion Is Fatal
Reality Check

Positive Thinking Is Powerful But Delusion Is Fatal

You have to be optimistic to take on the challenges of entrepreneurship but you need to stay real to succeed at it.
The 7 Habits of Real Leaders
Leadership Qualities

The 7 Habits of Real Leaders

Authenticity and courage are leadership traits you can't get from a book or coach.
Why Risk-Takers Make the Big Bucks
Radicals & Visionaries

Why Risk-Takers Make the Big Bucks

Apple's Tim Cook has never launched a company, yet he is a far bigger risk taker than many who revel in calling themselves entrepreneurs.
7 Inconvenient Truths About Content Marketing
Marketing Bootcamp

7 Inconvenient Truths About Content Marketing

The competition is enormous -- and so is the level of noise you have to get over just to be seen and heard by potential customers.
7 Massively Overhyped Careers to Avoid
Marketing Bootcamp

7 Massively Overhyped Careers to Avoid

Opportunists beware.
#RIPTwitter: 6 Lessons for Every Startup
Twitter

#RIPTwitter: 6 Lessons for Every Startup

Just a couple of years ago, everyone though Twitter would be the next Facebook. Then everything went to hell.
If You Want to Win, You Have to Learn How to Fight
Conflict

If You Want to Win, You Have to Learn How to Fight

Business leadership is a full-contact sport. The best performing teams conflict often, openly, and constructively.
Insecurity

Do You Have Imposter Syndrome?

No matter how successful you are, if you don't have a little self-doubt lurking in the back of your mind, you're simply not human.
10 Behaviors of Genuinely Successful People
Success

10 Behaviors of Genuinely Successful People

The world is full of highly accomplished executives and business leaders. It's also full of phonies and shysters. This is how you tell the difference.

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