by Steve Adubato, PhD

By most accounts, Abraham Lincoln was one of the great presidents in American history. While the movie "Lincoln," released in 2012, got significant praise, I especially enjoyed reading Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book "Team of Rivals," one of the most comprehensive books about Lincoln and his extraordinary leadership ability.

by Steve Adubato, PhD

Mario Cuomo was a giant in American politics. He was an extraordinary public orator who moved millions to tears with his words, passion and iron-willed convictions. Those communication skills also made him a leader in the eyes of many. I was honored to have the opportunity to interview him in 2002 for public broadcasting. I sat with Governor Cuomo at the New Jersey Performing Arts a Center in Newark where he had come to deliver a speech.