by Steve Adubato, Ph.D.


I graduated from Essex Catholic High School in Newark, NJ. Sadly, my high school doesn’t exist any longer. Essex was in one of the worst sections of the city with rampant prostitution and drug dealing along with a bar called “Happy’s Inn”, all within a few yards from our school. Yet, Essex was a great place for working class kids in Northern New Jersey to find academic discipline, compete athletically and hopefully set themselves up for college.

By Steve Adubato, Ph.D.

It is hard to think of any aspect of professional life where communication doesn’t come in to play. Consider how often as a manager, supervisor or business owner you’ve had to hire someone. In the process, you conduct interviews, yet few professionals have been trained to do this well. Being a great interviewer is critically important in finding out the strengths and weaknesses of a potential new hire.

By Steve Adubato, Ph.D.

When it comes to building business relationships, there are some specific communication steps that any professional can take to build his or her reputation and brand in the marketplace.

By Steve Adubato, Ph.D.

When it comes to communication and information, especially when you are communicating in writing, more is not always better. In business, one of the most effective ways to communicate in writing is using “bullet points.” However, many people use bullet points incorrectly or work against their goal of concisely sending a clear message or call to action by making many common sense mistakes.

By Steve Adubato, Ph.D.

Much of communication is based on how the receiver of your message feels about you. Do they like you? Trust you? Believe in you? It goes beyond content to a more subjective and visceral reaction one has to another human being. How people feel about you is often based on first impressions.

By Steve Adubato, Ph.D.

People talk all the time about starting their own business. There are professionals who don’t like their job and dream of being their own boss. There are others who want to take the skills and knowledge they have gained in their career to create a startup company of their own.

But what does it really take to become a successful small business owner?

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.