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.

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.
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.
Lessons

Why Experience Makes You Fearless

People who seem fearless are not. They're just experienced.
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.
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.
worth-knowing

Chasing Success Is No Way to Achieve It

You succeed by following your own unique path, not someone else's.
Office Politics

The Trouble With Divisive Leadership

Workplaces are becoming more political, and that's never a good thing.
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.
Startups

5 Lessons From 7 Months in Startup Hell

Not every startup is founded on self-serving generalizations and unsubstantiated hype but lots are.
Take It From The Pros

What It Takes to Be a Great Boss

Experience, perspective and alignment are the three essentials to becoming a great leader.
CEOs

Why Most CEOs Are Frauds

Calling yourself a CEO doesn't make you one.
Social Media Metrics

This Is Why Social Media Analytics Are Essentially Worthless

All that data tells you is how you're doing on one platform over time, not if it's time or effort well spent.
Take It From The Pros

Live Your Own Life, Not Someone Else's

Don't fall into the trap of letting others' opinions dictate your actions.
Take It From The Pros

The Virtuous Cycle of Work, Achievement and Reward

Our culture is obsessed with quick and easy ways to achieve fame and fortune. There is no such thing.

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