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.

How This Entrepreneur Rose From the Ashes to Challenge Silicon Valley
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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
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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
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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
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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
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7 Massively Overhyped Careers to Avoid

Opportunists beware.
#RIPTwitter: 6 Lessons for Every Startup
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#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
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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.
Want to Be Successful? Have Fun. Seriously.
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Want to Be Successful? Have Fun. Seriously.

One day I made a promise to myself: If work ever stopped being fun, I would quit and do something else. That promise turned out to be the key to a successful career.
What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur? Perseverance.
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What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur? Perseverance.

Entrepreneurship is about being the last man standing. It's about having the determination, the discipline, and the cash to see it through.
Real Leaders Own Their Mistakes
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Real Leaders Own Their Mistakes

There's an epidemic of business and political leaders making lame excuses, playing the blame game, and failing to hold themselves accountable.
Learn to Write, for God's Sake
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Learn to Write, for God's Sake

In this digital world, your reputation is based primarily on what and how you write. Unfortunately, your writing sucks.
Want to Save the World? First Save Yourself.
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Want to Save the World? First Save Yourself.

The key to helping others is the order: First focus on building your career, then, if you're successful, you'll have plenty to give back.

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