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Steve Adubato’s newest book, Lessons in Leadership, is available now!

In this practical guide, Emmy Award-winning public broadcasting anchor Steve Adubato teaches readers to be self-aware, empathetic, and more effective leaders at work and at home. His powerful case studies spotlighting dozens of leaders are complemented by concrete tips and tools based in real-life scenarios. With Lessons in Leadership, readers can learn to steer others through difficult economic times, to mentor rising leaders, to provide straight talk to underperforming employees, and even how to lead a company through a significant change.


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Lessons In Leadership Quick Tips

Kevin Cummings:

Kevin Cummings: "Be a Leader Who Serves"

President & CEO, Investors Bank
Ali Houshmand:

Ali Houshmand: "Teamwork Matters"

President, Rowan University
Edith Savage Jennings:

Edith Savage Jennings: "Learning from MLK"

Civil Rights Icon
Milly Silva:

Milly Silva: "Have a Clear Goal"

Executive Vice President, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

Tips, Tools and Advice

Steve Adubato's Top 10 "Lessons in Leadership"

1.  ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING…especially in difficult and challenging times.

2.  Great leaders take responsibility when things go wrong…and never make excuses.

3.  Great leaders are quick to share credit and always talk about “WE” versus “I”.

4.  Never accept the status quo, even when things seem to be going well.

5.  Create a sense of urgency when leading change by communicating the benefits of changing and the risks of not.

6.  Strong leaders are not afraid to confront difficult situations and make tough choices, even if they become unpopular in the process.

7.  You cannot effectively lead others until you learn to lead yourself.

8.  Great leaders ENGAGE. Stop dictating and start facilitating and asking questions.

9.  Decide who is IN and who is OUT, and then execute. (Carrying people who are “dead weight” only hurts your team and weakens your leadership.)

10.  Finally, commit to constant self-improvement and being a lifelong learner of new ways of leading and growing.

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