Steve Adubato joins MetroFocus to share key "Lessons in Leadership" from his new book
-- Robert C. Garrett, Co-CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health
"Steve Adubato has been our communication and media coach at Hackensack University Medical Center for several years. He is such a professional. As President and CEO, it’s important that the public really understands the message coming from a major hospital like HUMC, and Steve really helps us with that message. Simply put, Steve is the best."
Just as iron needs to be heated up and hammered into shape, great leaders are formed by real-life challenges that test their mettle. To be tough enough to lead means you must be willing to learn from both your mentors and your mistakes. These are two key takeaways from Lessons in Leadership (Rutgers University Press), a new book by Steve Adubato, Ph.D...
By Steve Adubato, Ph.D.
Many people in business are asked to lead or facilitate meetings, conferences or forums. Being asked to do this is often an honor and sometimes turns out to be an excellent opportunity to show your stuff and make a meaningful difference in your organization. Unfortunately, just as often, the facilitator falls flat on his face.
In my new book, Lessons in Leadership, I wrote that great leaders can’t lead others until the learn to lead themselves. Being disciplined, being prudent, being thoughtful and, frankly, keeping one’s control, are the biggest challenges facing leaders today. Leaders don’t have the luxury to simply lash back at others when they feel attacked and respond with the “he/she did it first” mentality. That’s childish and immature.