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Each week, author, Emmy Award-winning anchor, motivational speaker and leadership guru, Steve Adubato, PhD, is joined by his co-host and executive producer, Mary Gamba, to offer valuable tips and tools for leaders of all stripes. On Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership , you will find, not only candid and relevant conversation, but you will also hear valuable insight from the country’s most experienced and successful leaders.

Lessons in Leadership: Carolyn Welsh and Lessons in Leadership 2.0: The Tough Stuff

Lessons in Leadership: Carolyn Welsh and Lessons in Leadership 2.0: The Tough Stuff

In the first half of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba sit down with Carolyn Welsh, President & CEO, NJ Sharing Network, about the importance of developing your people and the link between leadership, resilience and grit. Then, Steve and Mary talk about Steve’s new book, “Lessons in Leadership 2.0: The Tough Stuff,” and offer tips and tools on confrontation, the art of the Q & A, relationship building and more. 2/24/24

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Wesley Mathews and Matthew Saybolt, MD

Lessons in Leadership: Wesley Mathews and Matthew Saybolt, MD

As part of the special series, “Lessons in Leadership: Discovery and Innovation in NJ,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Wesley Mathews, President & CEO, Choose New Jersey who talks about how a trip to East Asia has reaffirmed a 30-year partnership with the region and what this means to the Garden State's economy. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Matthew Saybolt, MD, Medical Director, Structural Heart Disease Program, Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center, about innovation, leadership and new treatments for mitral valve disease. 2/17/24

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Bernie Corrigan and Helen Archontou

Lessons in Leadership: Bernie Corrigan and Helen Archontou

On this edition of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Bernie Corrigan, President and Training Director, IBEW Local 102, who shares his perspective on the importance of coaching and mentoring others and leading and communicating in challenging situations. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Helen Archontou, CEO, YWCA Northern New Jersey about how they are working to empower young women and the connection between grit, perseverance and effective leadership. 2/10/24

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Bryan Crable and Rev. Edwin D. Leahy

Lessons in Leadership: Bryan Crable and Rev. Edwin D. Leahy

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Bryan Crable, PhD, Founding Dean, College of Human Development, Culture, and Media, at Seton Hall University talking about innovation in higher education and what leadership skills are essential for this next generation. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Rev. Edwin Leahy, Headmaster, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, about their resilience building programs and the importance of community and experiential education. 1/27/24

 

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Steve and Mary created their firm, Stand & Deliver , nearly 20 years ago, providing engaging and dynamic leadership seminars and customized executive performance coaching for a variety of organizations who today sing the praises of Stand & Deliver .  Based on Steve’s most recent book Lessons in Leadership , this radio show, podcast and now video series will help you reach your leadership potential.  Tune in and check it out, because as Steve says… great leaders are lifelong learners.

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In this special mini-series, "Lessons in Leadership: Innovation in the Age of COVID-19", Steve Adubato and his co-host, Mary Gamba, are joined by leaders of all stripes discussing “best practices” during these most challenging and difficult times. These leaders share the lessons they have learned while leading and communicating during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Lessons in Leadership: Carolyn Welsh and Lessons in Leadership 2.0: The Tough Stuff

Lessons in Leadership: Carolyn Welsh and Lessons in Leadership 2.0: The Tough Stuff

In the first half of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba sit down with Carolyn Welsh, President & CEO, NJ Sharing Network, about the importance of developing your people and the link between leadership, resilience and grit. Then, Steve and Mary talk about Steve’s new book, “Lessons in Leadership 2.0: The Tough Stuff,” and offer tips and tools on confrontation, the art of the Q & A, relationship building and more. 2/24/24

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Wesley Mathews and Matthew Saybolt, MD

Lessons in Leadership: Wesley Mathews and Matthew Saybolt, MD

As part of the special series, “Lessons in Leadership: Discovery and Innovation in NJ,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Wesley Mathews, President & CEO, Choose New Jersey who talks about how a trip to East Asia has reaffirmed a 30-year partnership with the region and what this means to the Garden State's economy. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Matthew Saybolt, MD, Medical Director, Structural Heart Disease Program, Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center, about innovation, leadership and new treatments for mitral valve disease. 2/17/24

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Bernie Corrigan and Helen Archontou

Lessons in Leadership: Bernie Corrigan and Helen Archontou

On this edition of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Bernie Corrigan, President and Training Director, IBEW Local 102, who shares his perspective on the importance of coaching and mentoring others and leading and communicating in challenging situations. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Helen Archontou, CEO, YWCA Northern New Jersey about how they are working to empower young women and the connection between grit, perseverance and effective leadership. 2/10/24

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Bryan Crable and Rev. Edwin D. Leahy

Lessons in Leadership: Bryan Crable and Rev. Edwin D. Leahy

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Bryan Crable, PhD, Founding Dean, College of Human Development, Culture, and Media, at Seton Hall University talking about innovation in higher education and what leadership skills are essential for this next generation. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Rev. Edwin Leahy, Headmaster, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, about their resilience building programs and the importance of community and experiential education. 1/27/24

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Chris Paladino and Scott Davis with Hayley Mayer

Lessons in Leadership: Chris Paladino and Scott Davis with Hayley Mayer

As part of the special series, “Lessons in Leadership: Discovery and Innovation in NJ,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Chris Paladino, President, New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO) talking about the Health and Life Science Exchange (HELIX) in New Brunswick and why it is so important to our state and region. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Hayley Mayer, Principal, and Scott Davis, Partner, both from Prager Metis CPAs, LLC, about the importance of growth, leadership and relationship building in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. 1/20/24

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Gregory Ehrie and Zyphus Lebrun

Lessons in Leadership: Gregory Ehrie and Zyphus Lebrun

In this edition of "Lessons in Leadership," Steve and Mary talk with Gregory Ehrie, Chief Security Officer, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey about the greatest lessons he has learned leading in a crisis and challenging situations. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Zyphus Lebrun, Executive Producer, "One-on-One with Steve Adubato", who shares his perspecitve on collaboration, teamwork and communicating and leading in a remote setting. 1/13/24

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Governor Phil Murphy

Lessons in Leadership: Governor Phil Murphy

In this half-hour special, NJ Governor Phil Murphy joins Steve Adubato for a candid discussion about his leadership challenges as governor, the state of democracy, and his efforts to lead on climate change, mass transit, and New Jersey’s fiscal challenges. 1/7/24

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Ryan Stevens and Marty Smith

Lessons in Leadership: Ryan Stevens and Marty Smith

On this special edition of "Steve Adubato's Lessons in Leadership," Steve and Mary are joined by Ryan Stevens, Speaker & Organizational Coach, cATalyzing Coaching & Consulting, who shares his perspective on the connection between trust, collaboration, leadership and building collaborative teams. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Marty Smith, ESPN Host and Author, SIDELINE CEO: Leadership Principles from Championship Coaches about the connection between sports and leadership and the importance of trust, communication and delegation on successful teams. 12/17/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Ruchin Kansal and Satyen Raja

Lessons in Leadership: Ruchin Kansal and Satyen Raja

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Ruchin Kansal, Professor of Practice, Seton Hall University, about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in leadership and how AI can help leaders improve their effectiveness and efficiency. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Satyen Raja, CEO & Founder, WarriorSage Trainings, about Transcendent Leadership and how it can completely shift an organization's culture. 12/10/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Andrew Duke and Jonathan Eig

Lessons in Leadership: Andrew Duke and Jonathan Eig

On this edition of "Steve Adubato's Lessons in Leadership," Steve and Mary talk with Andrew Duke, President, Metrographics, about leadership, branding and his advice for young entrepreneurs. Then, Steve is joined by Jonathan Eig, Author, King: A Life, about the life and leadership lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 12/3/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Dr. Jose Azar, and Effective Meetings Mini-Seminar

Lessons in Leadership: Dr. Jose Azar, and Effective Meetings Mini-Seminar

On this episode of "Steve Adubato's Lessons in Leadership," Steve and Mary talk with Jose Azar, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Quality Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health Network about his book, "The Agile Network," and the importance of innovation and challenging the status quo. Then, Steve and Mary share tips and tools on how to lead more effective and productive meetings in less time. 11/26/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Tierney Wade and Keys to Difficult Situations Mini-Seminar

Lessons in Leadership: Tierney Wade and Keys to Difficult Situations Mini-Seminar

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Tierney Wade, Chief Operating Officer, The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) and why we need compassion and empathy in business. Then, Steve and Mary share tips and tools for confronting difficult situations and initaiting challenging conversations in a Lessons in Leadership Mini-seminar. 11/19/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Stanton Brown, EdD, and Roger León, Superintendent, Newark Public Schools

Lessons in Leadership: Stanton Brown, EdD, and Roger León, Superintendent, Newark Public Schools

On this episode of "Lessons in Leadership," Steve and Mary talk with Stanton Brown, EdD, Executive Director and Professor in the Practice of Leadership, Buccino Leadership Institute, Seton Hall University, about the connection between leadership, innovation and the leadership skills young adults need to succeed in the workforce. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Roger León, Superintendent, Newark Public Schools, about the leadership lessons he learned in his 5 years as superintendent and his priorities for the upcoming school year. 11/12/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: State Senator Troy Singleton and Coach Bob Hurley

Lessons in Leadership: State Senator Troy Singleton and Coach Bob Hurley

On "Steve Adubato's Lessons in Leadership," Steve and Mary sit down with State Senator Troy Singleton, Senate Majority Whip, NJ State Senate, about leadership, job creation and the greatest motivators for recruiting and retaining a talented workforce. Then, Coach Bob Hurley, President, People's Park Foundation, talks about the connection between leadership and philanthropy and the recreational opportunities at the fields at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. 11/5/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Rakia Reynolds and Joaquin Duato

Lessons in Leadership: Rakia Reynolds and Joaquin Duato

On this edition of "Steve Adubato's Lessons in Leadership," Steve and Mary are joined by Rakia Reynolds, Founder and Executive Officer, Skai Blue Media who shares her perspective on Entrepreneurship and why she believes authenticity is one of the most important qualities in business. Then, Steve talks with Joaquin Duato, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Johnson & Johnson about leadership, branding, sustainability and future frontiers in health innovation. 10/29/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: John Pelesko, PhD and Carmen Villar

Lessons in Leadership: John Pelesko, PhD and Carmen Villar

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with John Pelesko, PhD, Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs at NJIT about leadership, innovation and the importance of lifelong learning. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Carmen Villar, VP, Social Business Innovation, Merck & Co., Inc., about social business innovation and her leadership advice for young women and people of color starting on their professional journey. 10/22/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Andrea Addesso and David Bader

Lessons in Leadership: Andrea Addesso and David Bader

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary talk with Andrea Addesso, Vice President, Brand Strategy, Hackensack Meridian Health about the unique leadership challenges and opportunities she has faced leading brand management of a healthcare system during a pandemic. Then, Steve talks Artificial Intelligence and what how it will impact leadership and communication in the workforce and beyond with David A. Bader, PhD, Director, Institute for Data Science, NJIT. 10/1/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Cara Achterberg and The Leadership-Wellness Connection

Lessons in Leadership: Cara Achterberg and The Leadership-Wellness Connection

In this special “Animals in Focus” edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary talk with Cara Achterberg, President and Co-founder, Who Will Let the Dogs Out, about her passion for dog rescue, her books, “One Hundred Dogs & Counting,” and “Live Intentionally,” as well as the connection between wellness and leadership. Then, Steve and Mary continue the discussion about “The Leadership-Wellness Connection” in a mini-seminar sharing tips and tools to make wellbeing a priority in your life. 9/24/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Caroline Pizzano and William Sproule with Tom Bender

Lessons in Leadership: Caroline Pizzano and William Sproule with Tom Bender

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Caroline Pizzano, Marketing, Communications and Social Media Manager, Caucus Educational Corporation, about the challenges and leadership lessons she learned being a college student during COVID and then transitioning to the workforce remotely. Then, Mary and Steve are joined by William C. Sproule, Executive Secretary-Treasurer and Tom Bender, Education Outreach Director, Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters about innovation, leadership, and the work they are doing tied to wind energy and healthcare construction. 9/17/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Deb Belfatto and DeForest Soaries, Jr.

Lessons in Leadership: Deb Belfatto and DeForest Soaries, Jr.

On this edition of Lesson’s in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Deb Belfatto, Founder and Creator, “Let’s Talk: Women’s Health & Wellness,” exploring the keys to physical, emotional, social, and financial wellness. Then, Steve and Mary talk with DeForest Soaries, Jr., President, Corporate Community Connections, Inc., about the connection between innovation and leadership and his passion for leading change. 9/10/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Eric Alcera, MD and Chris Paladino with Joe Jingoli

Lessons in Leadership: Eric Alcera, MD and Chris Paladino with Joe Jingoli

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary talk with Eric Alcera, MD Associate Physician in Chief, Hackensack Meridian Behavioral Health CTS, about the keys for healthy relationships. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Chris Paladino, President, New Brunswick Development Corporation and Joe Jingoli, CEO, JINGOLI-DCO / Partner, Hard Rock Atlantic City, about the importance of innovation, partnerships, and relationships. 8/27/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Amy Vazquez and Ted Deutsch

Lessons in Leadership: Amy Vazquez and Ted Deutsch

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary are joined by Amy Vazquez, Vice President, Employers Association of New Jersey, about EANJ’s 106-year history and the lessons she has learned from the pandemic. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Ted Deutsch, CEO and Managing Partner, Taft Communications, about innovation and challenging the status quo, particularly tied to the decision to move Taft Communications’ headquarters to Trenton’s historic Roebling complex. 8/20/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Michael Maron and Shané Harris

Lessons in Leadership: Michael Maron and Shané Harris

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Michael Maron, President and CEO, Holy Name, about the Graduate Medical Education program at Holy Name and the Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing and why such programs are so important. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Shané Harris, VP, Social Responsibility, President, The Prudential Foundation, about philanthropy and leadership. 8/13/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Ira Robbins and Regina Foley

Lessons in Leadership: Ira Robbins and Regina Foley

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Ira Robbins, CEO, Valley Bank, talking about leadership in challenging times and the importance of teamwork, coaching and creating a culture of wellness. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Regina Foley, PhD, MBA, RN, EVP, Chief Transformation Officer and Interim Chief Nurse Executive, Hackensack Meridian Healh about the Sheila Cancro Institute for Nursing Leadership and what more can and should we be doing to reduce physician and nurse burnout. 8/6/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Matt Eventoff and Rochelle Williams

Lessons in Leadership: Matt Eventoff and Rochelle Williams

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Matt Eventoff, Princeton Public Speaking & The Oratory Project, about his book, "Speak Fearlessly," and tips and tools to become a more confident presenter. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Rochelle L. Williams, PhD. Chief Programs & Membership Officer, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), as part of our special series, "Powering Equity & Social Justice," about the importance of supporting aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students in engineering and technology. 7/23/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Kirsten Rasky and Joey Gamba

Lessons in Leadership: Kirsten Rasky and Joey Gamba

On this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary talk with Kirsten Rasky, Senior Account Executive, NJBIZ, about the changes she has seen in business in the state as well as why she believes it is important to learn something new every day. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Joey Gamba, NYU Tisch Drama Class of 2027, about his journey in the arts and the leadership lessons he has learned tied to grit and perseverance. 7/16/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Andy Anderson and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill

Lessons in Leadership: Andy Anderson and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba sit down with Andy Anderson, MD, MBA, Executive VP, Chief Medical and Quality Officer, RWJBarnabas Health, about wellness, leadership, and physician burnout. Then, Steve talks with U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D) - NJ-11, about military leadership. The segment concludes with Steve and Mary sharing tips and tools on how to lead more effective and productive meetings in less time. 7/9/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Heather Anderson with Lori Acker and Patricia Stark

Lessons in Leadership: Heather Anderson with Lori Acker and Patricia Stark

On this episode of "Lessons in Leadership," Steve and Mary talk with Heather B. Andersen, President & CEO, Special Olympics of NJ, and Lori Acker, SVP, COO/Operational Transformation, Delta Dental of NJ, about philanthropy and the connection between sports, leadership and giving back. Then, Patricia Stark, Talk Host 77WABC Radio, "Positively Ernie & Patricia," shares tips and tools on how to have a more positive outlook on life, as well as the connection between confidence and calm, as it relates to her book, "Calmfidence." 6/25/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Evan Drellich and Shané Harris

Lessons in Leadership: Evan Drellich and Shané Harris

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Evan Drellich, Author, Winning Fixes Everything: How Baseball's Brightest Minds Created Sports' Biggest Mess, about the Houston Astros cheating scandal and the importance of leaders owning their mistakes. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Shané Harris, VP, Social Responsibility, President, The Prudential Foundation, about philanthropy and leadership. 6/18/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Lori Roth and Bob Garrett

Lessons in Leadership: Lori Roth and Bob Garrett

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary are joined by Lori Roth, Global Managing Partner, Prager Metis, as she shares the leadership lessons she has learned regarding coaching and developing a team and the importance of succession planning. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Robert C. Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health, about the state of healthcare today, behavioural health and how access to care is a health equity issue. 6/11/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Hakika Wise and Tom Iadanza

Lessons in Leadership: Hakika Wise and Tom Iadanza

On this edition of "Steve Adubato's Lessons in Leadership," Steve and Mary sit down with Hakika V DuBose Wise, CEO, Kika Stretch Studios, CEO, Franchise with Kika, about the unique leadership challenges she faced starting a small business. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Tom Iadanza, President, Valley National Bank, regarding wellness, leadership and recruiting and retaining a talented and dedicated team. 6/4/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Dennis Wilson with Jim Kirkos and Kim Guadagno

Lessons in Leadership: Dennis Wilson with Jim Kirkos and Kim Guadagno

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Dennis G. Wilson, President & CEO, Delta Dental of NJ and Jim Kirkos, CEO, Meadowlands Chamber & Meadowlands Live! CVB as part of the special series, Small Business Lessons in Leadership. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Kim Guadagno, Executive Director Mercer Canter, Former Lt. Governor of NJ about philanthropy, leadership and how Mercy Center is supporting vulnerable families and children. 5/21/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Marjorie Perry and Greg Lalevee

Lessons in Leadership: Marjorie Perry and Greg Lalevee

This episode of "Steve Adubato's Lessons of Leadership" first explores small business and women in leadership, with special guest Marjorie Perry, President & CEO, MZM Construction & Management, talking about the importance of mentoring young women and young adults. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Greg Lalevee, Business Manager & General VP, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825, about VUCA, which stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous and how leaders can use VUCA to become more effective leaders. 5/7/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Tai Cooper and Collyn Gilbert

Lessons in Leadership: Tai Cooper and Collyn Gilbert

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Tai Cooper, Chief Community Development Officer, New Jersey Economic Authority (NJEDA) about leadership and innovation. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Collyn Gilbert, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Valley Bank, who shares the leadership lessons she has learned as a woman leader in the banking industry. 4/30/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Andrew Pecora and Norris Clark with Carolinn Pocher Woody

Lessons in Leadership: Andrew Pecora and Norris Clark with Carolinn Pocher Woody

This edition of Lessons in Leadership features Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talking with Andrew Pecora, MD, CEO & Chairman, Outcomes Matter Innovations, LLC, talking about the connection between leadership and innovation, particularly in healthcare. Then, Steve and Mary talk to Norris Clark, Managing Partner, PSC and Carolinn Pocher Woody, Director, Digital Marketing, PSC, about such topics as collaboration, teamwork and marketing and branding in a highly competitive world. 4/23/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: A virtual conversation with Steve Adubato and Michele Siekerka

Lessons in Leadership: A virtual conversation with Steve Adubato and Michele Siekerka

In this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba share their insight and the lessons learned as they throw to clips from a virtual conversation with Steve and Michele Siekerka, CEO, New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA). 4/16/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Michael Clinton and Calvin Ledford Jr.

Lessons in Leadership: Michael Clinton and Calvin Ledford Jr.

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Michael Clinton, Author, ROAR Into the Second Half of your Life. ROAR focuses on professionals in the second half of their life being proactive and creating a future they want right now. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Calvin Ledford Jr. President, PSEG Foundation, Director Corporate Social Responsibility, PSEG, about his commitment to giving back to the community, relationship-building and the keys to leading a successful non-profit organization. 4/2/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Sharron Miller and Dr. Lamont Repollet

Lessons in Leadership: Sharron Miller and Dr. Lamont Repollet

In this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by the talented Sharron Miller, Artistic Director, Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts, who talks about how she pivoted during the pandemic and how her Academy uses dance to teach discipline, collaboration and confidence in young adults. Then, Steve and Mary sit down with Lamont Repollet, EdD, President, Kean University, about the leadership lessons he has learned and the impact higher education is having on our young adults. 3/26/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Rick Thigpen and Francis Giantomasi

Lessons in Leadership: Rick Thigpen and Francis Giantomasi

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato first talks with Rick Thigpen, Senior VP, Corporate Citizenship, PSEG about prominent leaders who have passed away but whom have left a legacy in the state of New Jersey, including Rev. Dr. Samuel Howard Woodson, Jr., Senator Wynona Lipman and NJ Assemblyman John S. Watson. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Frank Giantomasi, Member, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC, about leadership and the law, family and innovation and leadership. 3/19/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Jane McManus and Nick Matarazzo

Lessons in Leadership: Jane McManus and Nick Matarazzo

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba sit down with Jane McManus, Executive Director, Seton Hall Center for Sports Media and Associate Director, Buccino Leadership Institute, Columnist, Deadspin, to talk about the connection between sports and leadership. Then, Steve and Mary continue the discussion with Nick Matarazzo, President, Hearst Autos, talking sports, leadership, branding and innovation. 3/12/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Karisa DeSantis and Elizabeth Halpin

Lessons in Leadership: Karisa DeSantis and Elizabeth Halpin

As part of the "Stand & Deliver: Powering Equity and Social Justice" series, this edition of "Lessons in Leadership" features Karisa DeSantis, Principal, Newark Vocational High School, talking about youth advocacy and preparing our youth leaders of tomorrow. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Elizabeth V. Halpin, Acting Director, Buccino Leadership Institute, Associate Dean, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University, about women's leadership and empowerment, and what leadership traits are needed from our young adults entering the workforce. 2/26/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Greg Lalevee and Hub & Spokes

Lessons in Leadership: Greg Lalevee and Hub & Spokes

Steve and Mary are joined by Greg Lalevee, Business Manager & General VP, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825, about wellness, leadership and evolving as a leader. Then, Steve and Mary share tips and tools to building more strategic relationships using what they call the "hub and spokes" model. 2/19/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Tim Hogan and Jacqui Tricarico

Lessons in Leadership: Tim Hogan and Jacqui Tricarico

In this edition of "Lessons in Leadership," Steve and Mary are joined by Timothy Hogan, FACHE, Executive VP, Care Transformation Services, Hackensack Meridian Health, President and Chief Hospital Executive, Riverview Medical Center, about innovation in healthcare. Then, Jacqui Tricarico, Executive Producer, "Think Tank with Steve Adubato," and Co-Host, "Remember Them with Steve Adubato and Jacqui Tricarico," talks with Steve and Mary about work-life balance, wellness and the connection between sports and leadership. 2/12/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Alyssa D'Addio and Dennis Wilson with Meghan Hunscher

Lessons in Leadership: Alyssa D'Addio and Dennis Wilson with Meghan Hunscher

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Alyssa D'Addio, Vice President, Hospital and Community Services, NJ Sharing Network, talking about the importance of organ and tissue donation as well as the power of giving back to others. Then, as part of the special series, "Small Business Lessons in Leadership," Steve and Mary are joined by Dennis Wilson, President and CEO, Delta Dental of NJ, Delta Dental of CT, with Meghan Hunscher, President and CEO, Morris County Chamber of Commerce, talking about innovation and the greatest opportunities for small business in 2023. 1/29/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Laura Fredricks and Laurie Zaleski

Lessons in Leadership: Laura Fredricks and Laurie Zaleski

In a very special edition of "Lessons in Leadership," Steve and Mary talk about personal empowerment with Laura Fredricks, JD, CEO and Founder, THE ASK. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Laurie Zaleski, Author, Owner & Founder, Funny Farm Rescue & Sanctuary, as she shares her powerful story of running one of the largest animal rescues in the Northeast as well as what we can all learn from hundreds of animals peacefully living together. 1/22/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Brian Gaffney and Randy Stodard

Lessons in Leadership: Brian Gaffney and Randy Stodard

On this edition of "Lessons in Leadership," Steve and Mary talk with Brian Gaffney, Head Golf Professional, Essex Fells Country Club, about sports and leadership, self-discipline, coaching and mentoring. Then, Steve and Mary talk about the connection between giving back and employee morale with Randy Stodard, Chief Marketing Officer, Delta Dental of New Jersey, Delta Dental of Connecticut. 1/15/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Adubato Sports Connection and Dr. Indu Lew

Lessons in Leadership: Adubato Sports Connection and Dr. Indu Lew

Steve and Mary talk about the connection between sports and leadership with Nick Adubato, Doug Doyle, WBGO news and Sports Director, Host of SportsJam with Doug Doyle, and director Elvin Badger and audio engineer Frank Brown. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Indu Lew, PharmD, Executive VP, Chief of Staff, RWJBarnabas Health, talking about women in leadership and the importance of trust in all relationships. 1/8/23

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Kevin O'Toole and Dennis Wilson with Tony Russo

Lessons in Leadership: Kevin O'Toole and Dennis Wilson with Tony Russo

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Kevin O'Toole, Managing Partner, O'Toole Scrivo, LLC, about empathy, leadership development, innovation and the definition of a situational narcissist. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Dennis Wilson, President and CEO, Delta Dental of New Jersey, Delta Dental of Connecticut, and Anthony Russo, President, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, CEO/Publisher, COMMERCE Magazine, to talk small business lessons in leadership. 12/18/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Paul Di Maio and Michele Acito

Lessons in Leadership: Paul Di Maio and Michele Acito

As part of the "Small Business Lessons in Leadership" series, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Paul Di Maio, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc., talking about work-life balance, succession planning and managing a hybrid team. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Michele Acito, DNP, NP-C, Executive VP and Chief Nursing Officer, Holy Name about the nursing shortage, employee morale and burnout. 12/11/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Anthony Labozzetta and Dan Pasternak

Lessons in Leadership: Anthony Labozzetta and Dan Pasternak

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Anthony Labozetta, President & CEO, Provident Bank about succession planning, trust and leadership, particularly tied to mergers and acquisitions. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Daniel Pasterak, General Manager and COO, Essex Fells Country Club talking about sports and leadership. 12/4/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Patrick McVerry / Nick Adubato

Lessons in Leadership: Patrick McVerry / Nick Adubato

On this edition of "Lessons in Leadership," Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Patrick McVerry, President and General Manager, Somerset Patriots about the connection between sports and leadership. Then, Steve, Mary and special guest, Nick Adubato, share tips and tools on engaging others through "forcing" engagement in meetings and conversations. 11/20/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Daniel Varga / Michellene Davis

Lessons in Leadership: Daniel Varga / Michellene Davis

On this edition of "Lessons in Leadership," Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Daniel W. Varga, MD, Chief Physician Executive, Hackensack Meridian Health, talking about dyad leadership and the role physician leaders play in the future of healthcare. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Michellene Davis, Esq., President & CEO, National Medical Fellowships, talking about leadership, social justice and and closing the racial equity gap in healthcare. 11/13/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Dennis Wilson and Michele Burke / Rick Thigpen

Lessons in Leadership: Dennis Wilson and Michele Burke / Rick Thigpen

As part of the "Small Business Lessons in Leadership" series, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Dennis G. Wilson, President & CEO, Delta Dental of New Jersey and Michele Burke, Partner, Alliance Benefit Solutions talking about return to work, employee satisfaction and what the future holds for small business in New Jersey. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Rick Thigpen, Senior VP Corporate Citizenship, PSEG, for a special series, "Lessons in Leadership: Great Leaders of Color," where they discuss the leadership of such people as NJ Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, President Barack Obama and Michele Obama and Muhammad Ali, among others. 11/5/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Yvonne Surowiec and Andre Goy, MD

Lessons in Leadership: Yvonne Surowiec and Andre Goy, MD

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Yvonne Surowiec, Senior Executive VP, Chief People Officer, Valley Bank, talking about return to work two and a half years into the pandemic, and how to recruit, develop and retain a talented workforce. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Andre Goy, MD, Physician-in-Chief of Oncology, Hackensack Meridian John Theurer Cancer Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, about empathy and leadership. 10/30/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Michael Maron

Lessons in Leadership: Michael Maron

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Michael Maron, President and CEO, Holy Name, talking about innovation in healthcare, physician burnout and leading in challenging times. Then, Steve and Mary share "best practices" for PowerPoint and connecting with your audience. 10/23/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Rich Scuderi / Michele Adubato / Michael Schmidt

Lessons in Leadership: Rich Scuderi / Michele Adubato / Michael Schmidt

Steve Adubato and his co-host Mary Gamba are joined on "Lessons in Leadership" by Richard Christopher Scuderi, Author, "The Enlightened Man" and "The Lonely Boy," and President and Founder, The Depression and Anxiety Support Group of Hunterdon, talking about the importance of kindness. Then, Steve and Mary talk non-profit leadership with Michele Adubato, CEO, The North Ward Center, Founder, Center for Autism and Michael Schmidt, Executive Director and CEO, The Healthcare Foundation of NJ. 10/16/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Carolyn Welsh and Marc Berson

Lessons in Leadership: Carolyn Welsh and Marc Berson

On Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership with Co-host Mary Gamba, Steve and Mary talk with Carolyn Welsh, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, NJ Sharing Network, about the leadership challenges and opportunities she has faced during the pandemic. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Marc Berson, Chairman, Fidelco Group, Former Chairman, RWJBarnabas Health, about the trends he has seen in real estate and the importance of giving back. 9/25/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Dr. Jeff Boscamp and Neal Shapiro

Lessons in Leadership: Dr. Jeff Boscamp and Neal Shapiro

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Jeffrey Boscamp, MD, Interim Dean, Hackensack Meridian Health, about the leadership and communication traits needed for our physicians of tomorrow. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Neal Shapiro, President & CEO, The WNET Group about the challenges leading public broadcasting before, during and now two and a half years into the pandemic. 9/18/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Chris Paladino and Greg Lalevee

Lessons in Leadership: Chris Paladino and Greg Lalevee

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Chris Paladino, President, New Brunswick Development Corporation, about innovation in New Brunswick and the surrounding areas and the leadership challenges due to COVID-19. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Greg Lalevee, Business Manager & General VP, IUOE Local 825 about recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining talented team members. 9/11/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Tammy Garnes Mata and Brendan Gill with Alixon Collazos

Lessons in Leadership: Tammy Garnes Mata and Brendan Gill with Alixon Collazos

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership. Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Tammy Garnes Mata, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Valley Bank, about integrating diversity and inclusion into the DNA and culture of an organization to create a positive, innovative and inclusive workforce. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Brendan Gill, CEO/President, The BGill Group and Alixon Collazos, Senior Partner, The BGill Group about the importance of relationship building when building a brand. 8/28/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Stand & Deliver Special and Thomas Szaky

Lessons in Leadership: Stand & Deliver Special and Thomas Szaky

This special segment of Lessons in Leadership highlights students in the Stand & Deliver Youth Leadership program, Ethan DeJesus, Jeremias Castillo and Shawn’Yae Myers, along with Project Director Toni Richardson about the keys to executive presence, particularly in a media interview. Then, Steve talks with Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO, TerraCycle, about his passion for recycling the unrecyclable and thinking outside the box. 8/21/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Rodger DeRose and Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD

Lessons in Leadership: Rodger DeRose and Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD

As part of the “Research, Science, Innovation and Leadership” series, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Rodger DeRose, President and CEO, Kessler Foundation and Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD, Director, Spinal Cord Injury and Regenerative Rehabilitation Research, Kessler Foundation about the breakthrough work Kessler Foundation is doing to help patients with spinal cord injuries. 8/14/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Bob Garrett and Jerry Eitel

Lessons in Leadership: Bob Garrett and Jerry Eitel

On this edition of Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership with Co-host Mary Gamba, Steve and Mary talk with Bob Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health, about leading a team through a crisis and the role physicians play as the pandemic continues to evolve. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Jerry Eitel, CPA, Partner Emeritus, Chief Metaverse Officer, Prager Metis CPAs, regarding how technology is changing how we lead and communicate with those in our orbit. 8/7/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: John Sarno and Mike Spendley

Lessons in Leadership: John Sarno and Mike Spendley

On the next installment of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by John Sarno, President, Employers Association of New Jersey, talking about how businesses can attract and retain high-quality employees. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Mike Spendley, Director of Play / Starter, Forest Hill Field Club and Owner, Mike Spendley Voiceovers, about being a manager, leader and communicator both on the golf course and off, and shares how he started a new business doing voiceover work. 7/24/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Roger León and Kevin O'Toole

Lessons in Leadership: Roger León and Kevin O'Toole

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Roger León, Superintendent, Newark Public Schools, about leading in a pandemic, what leadership skills our youth need to succeed and who inspired and mentored him as a leader. Then, Steve is joined by Kevin O'Toole, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Port Authority of NY and NJ and Former NJ State Senator, about the importance of pivoting in a crisis and fearless leadership. 7/17/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Dennis Wilson and Michele Siekerka

Lessons in Leadership: Dennis Wilson and Michele Siekerka

On this Special "Small Business Leadership Lessons in Leadership," Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Dennis Wilson, President and CEO, Delta Dental of NJ, Delta Dental of Connecticut, and Michele Siekerka, Esq., President and CEO, New Jersey Business & Industry Association about the opportunities, challenges and trends in small business in New Jersey. 7/10/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: John Harmon and Nicole Harris-Hollingsworth

Lessons in Leadership: John Harmon and Nicole Harris-Hollingsworth

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by John Harmon, Sr., IOM, Founder, President & CEO, African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ, who talks about the leadership lessons he learned throughout the pandemic and who influenced him as a leader. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Nicole Harris-Hollingsworth, EdD, MCHES, VP, Social Determinants of Health, Population Health Administration, Hackensack Meridian Health, about giving back and raising awareness around the needs of our communities. 6/26/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Randy Stodard and Tatum Colitz

Lessons in Leadership: Randy Stodard and Tatum Colitz

In this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Randy Stodard, Chief Marketing Officer, Delta Dental of New Jersey, Delta Dental of Connecticut, about the impact of the "Great Resignation" on the workforce, as well as the concept of "languishing" and "flourishing" in a pandemic. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Tatum Colitz, Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator, Seton Hall University, about the initiative she launched, "SHE Can," as well as women in athletics. 6/19/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Morgan Lalevee and Evan Delgado

Lessons in Leadership: Morgan Lalevee and Evan Delgado

On Steve Adubato's Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Morgan Lalevee, School Counselor, Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools and Doctoral Candidate at Monmouth University, about the leadership traits needed in our youth today. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Evan Delgado, President, Programs and Planning, Turrell Fund, about leadership development as well as how to build relationships with others. 6/12/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Tim Hogan and Joe Jingoli

Lessons in Leadership: Tim Hogan and Joe Jingoli

In this next installment of Steve Adubato's Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Tim Hogan, Executive VP, Care Transformation Services, Hackensack Meridian Health, President, Chief Hospital Executive, Riverview Medical Center, about the importance of physician leadership development, particularly during a pandemic. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Joe Jingoli, CEO, Jingoli-DCO, who talks about social responsibility as a currency, and the importance of giving back. 6/5/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Katia Passerini and Rick Thigpen

Lessons in Leadership: Katia Passerini and Rick Thigpen

In the first half of this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Katia Passerini, PhD, Provost and Executive Vice President, Office of the Provost, Seton Hall University, about the challenges and opportunities facing higher education today. Then, Steve is once again joined by Rick Thigpen, Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, PSEG, talking about the leadership of the late General Colin Powell. 5/15/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Robb Sansone and Sylvester Lukasiewicz

Lessons in Leadership: Robb Sansone and Sylvester Lukasiewicz

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Robb Sansone, CEO, Fedway Capital Management about fostering a culture where everyone is treated as family. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Sylvester Lukasiewicz, Editor, SPL Films, about teamwork and collaboration, particularly tied to the work he does as editor for Lessons in Leadership. 5/8/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Ira Robbins, Thais Sullivan and Matt Whelan

Lessons in Leadership: Ira Robbins, Thais Sullivan and Matt Whelan

On a special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Ira Robbins, CEO, Valley Bank and Thais R. Sullivan, SVP, National Director of Community Lending, Valley Bank, about the importance of lifelong learning and investing in your people. Then, Steve talks with Matt Whelan, EdD, President, Caldwell University, about the connection between grit and perseverance in effective leadership. 5/1/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Michellene Davis and Jonathan Holloway

Lessons in Leadership: Michellene Davis and Jonathan Holloway

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined on Lessons in Leadership by Michellene Davis, Esq., President & CEO, National Medical Fellowships, who talks about racial equity in health and overcoming adversity through grit and perseverance. Then, Steve talks with Jonathan Holloway, EdD, President, Rutgers University, about the importance of staying calm, especially when faced with challenges. 4/24/22

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Lessons in Leadership: Larry Downes and Jodi Grinwald

Lessons in Leadership: Larry Downes and Jodi Grinwald

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined on Lessons in Leadership by Larry Downes, Retired Chairman, New Jersey Resources, who shares the lessons he has learned regarding giving back, succession planning and overall wellness and leadership. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Jodi Grinwald, CPC, Founder & Change Agent, Today is the Day LLC, and CEO & Co-founder, Applaud Our Kid Foundation about the importance of connecting and collaborating with others. 4/10/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Joseph Boccassini and Syleecia Thompson

Lessons in Leadership: Joseph Boccassini and Syleecia Thompson

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Joseph T. Boccassini, Firmwide Managing Partner, McCarter & English, LLP, about the importance of sharing information with team members, particularly in a hybrid work environment. Then, Steve talks with Syleecia Thompson, Author, The Resilience Factor: How to Face Adversity, Trauma, and Tragedy like a Superhero, about the connection between resilience and being more confident and self-aware. 4/3/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Rodger DeRose, Steven Kirshblum with Gail Forrest, and Linda Toro

Lessons in Leadership: Rodger DeRose, Steven Kirshblum with Gail Forrest, and Linda Toro

As part of the "Research, Science, Innovation and Leadership" series, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Steven Kirshblum, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Kessler, Co-Director, Tim and Caroline Reynolds Center for Spinal Stimulation, Kessler Foundation and Gail Forrest, PhD, Director, Tim and Caroline Reynolds Center for Spinal Stimulation, Kessler Foundation, talking about the innovations truly making a difference in patient's lives. Rodger DeRose, President and CEO, Kessler Foundation, also joins Steve and Mary for a customized introduction to this segment. 3/27/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Linda McHugh and Anthony Russo

Lessons in Leadership: Linda McHugh and Anthony Russo

On this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Linda McHugh, Executive Vice President, Chief Experience and People Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health, talking about the importance of listening to your team and focusing on wellness and a work-life balance. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Anthony Russo, President, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey and CEO/Publisher, COMMERCE Magazine, who talks about the importance of being empathetic and taking care of your employees. 3/20/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Staci Grant and Ranjit Nair, PhD

Lessons in Leadership: Staci Grant and Ranjit Nair, PhD

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Staci Grant, RHU, Vice President Benefits Division, Henry O. Baker Insurance Group and Deputy Legislative State Chairperson, NJ Association of Health Underwriters, about the connection between effective leadership and employee satisfaction. Then, Steve talks with Ranjit Nair, Assistant Professor of Management, Caldwell University, and author, "Potluck Culture: Five Strategies to Engage the Modern Workplace," about the differences between leadership and management. 2/27/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Patricia Stark and James Crawford

Lessons in Leadership: Patricia Stark and James Crawford

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Patricia Stark, President, Patricia Stark Communications and author, "Calmfidence," who shares practical tips and tools for reducing stress and anxiety when communicating in public. Then, Steve and Mary talk with James Crawford, President, Felician University, about the leadership lessons he has learned as a former Vice Admiral in the Navy, as well as the future of higher ed in an age of COVID-19 and beyond. 2/20/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Michele Adubato and Barry Ostrowsky

Lessons in Leadership: Michele Adubato and Barry Ostrowsky

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Michele Adubato, CEO, The North Ward Center and Founder, The Center for Autism, about the stigma and prejudice facing people with autism and what non-profits, such as HOPE House, are doing to provide needed services for these individuals. Then, Steve talks with Barry Ostrowsky, President and CEO, RWJBarnabas Health, about leaders making tough decisions that may not be popular, but are for the greater good of the organization. 2/13/22

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Lessons in Leadership: Larry Downes and Marlene Laó-Collins / John Auriemma

Lessons in Leadership: Larry Downes and Marlene Laó-Collins / John Auriemma

In this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Larry Downes, Retired Chairman, New Jersey Resources and Marlene Laó-Collins, Executive Director, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, about the mental health, poverty-reduction and social and crisis services they provide. Then, Steve and Mary talk with John Auriemma, President, American Wear Uniforms, about small business operations, marketing and administration in an age of COVID-19. 2/6/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Rodger DeRose, Peii (Peggy) Chen, PhD, Olga Boukrina, PhD / Warwick Fairfax

Lessons in Leadership: Rodger DeRose, Peii (Peggy) Chen, PhD, Olga Boukrina, PhD / Warwick Fairfax

As part of the "Research, Science, Innovation and Leadership" series, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Rodger DeRose, President and CEO, Kessler Foundation, Peii (Peggy) Chen, PhD, Senior Research Scientist & Intellectual Property Liaison, Kessler Foundation and Olga Boukrina, PhD, Research Scientist, Center for Stroke Rehabilitation Research, Kessler Foundation. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Warwick Fairfax, Founder, Crucible Leadership, about resilience and determining your path to significance. 1/30/22

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Lessons in Leadership: Glenn Friedman and Lori Roth / Kevin Klier and Randy Stodard

Lessons in Leadership: Glenn Friedman and Lori Roth / Kevin Klier and Randy Stodard

In the first half of this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Glenn Friedman, CEO, and Lori Roth, Global Managing Partner, Prager Metis CPAS, LLC, talking about business development, transformation and innovation. In the second half of this episode, Steve and Mary talk with Kevin Klier, Senior Executive VP & General Manager, dancker, and Randy Stodard, Chief Marketing Officer, Delta Dental of New Jersey, about the challenges and opportunities small businesses have faced throughout the pandemic. 1/16/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Joseph Lubertazzi, Jr., and Amy Frieman, MD, MBA

Lessons in Leadership: Joseph Lubertazzi, Jr., and Amy Frieman, MD, MBA

In this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Joseph Lubertazzi, Jr., Chairman, McCarter & English, LLP, who talks about leadership in a hybrid environment and how his firm continue to pivot and innovate to meet the needs of its clients. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Amy Frieman, MD, MBA, Chief Wellness Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health, about work-life balance and overall wellness, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1/9/22

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Joe Roth and Louis Masur

Lessons in Leadership: Joe Roth and Louis Masur

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Joe Roth, President and CEO, NJ Sharing Network, talking about the importance of becoming an organ donor and the NJ Sharing Network #DonationNeedsDiversity program. Then, Steve talks with Louis P. Masur, PhD, Board of Governors, Professor of American Studies and History, Rutgers University, about the documentary, "Lincoln: Divided We Stand," and why Abraham Lincoln was a great leader. 12/19/21

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Daniel Varga, Vaughn McKoy and Marnie McKoy

Lessons in Leadership: Daniel Varga, Vaughn McKoy and Marnie McKoy

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Daniel Varga, MD, Chief PHysician Executive, Hackensack Meridian Health, about the shifting responsibilities of physicians leaders, especially during a pandemic. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Vaughn McKoy, JD, MBA and Marnie McKoy, EdD, Co-founders, The McKoy Group, LLC, about their passion for leadership and giving back to the community. 12/12/21

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Michele Pignatello and Helen Genova

Lessons in Leadership: Michele Pignatello and Helen Genova

As part of the "Research, Science, Innovation and Leadership" series, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Helen Genova, PhD, Assistant Director, Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research, Kessler Foundation, about her important work with transition-aged youth with autism spectrum disorders. 12/5/21

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Carin Hep, Dennis Wilson and Christopher Smith

Lessons in Leadership: Carin Hep, Dennis Wilson and Christopher Smith

On this special series, Small Business Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Carin Hep, Small Group and Individual Programs Sales Director, Delta Dental of NJ, shares how small businesses innovated and reinvented themselves as a result of the pandemic. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Christopher Smith, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter, about the non-profit and the importance of relationships. 11/21/21

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Bob Wolf and Christy Biedron

Lessons in Leadership: Bob Wolf and Christy Biedron

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Bob Wolf, College and Career Skills Coach, aoub the essential communication and leadership skills needed for those entering the workforce today. Then, Steve speaks with Christy Biedron, Director of Education, for Junior Achievement of NJ about encouraging young women to explore STEM fields. 11/14/21

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Carlos Rodriguez and Barbara Res

Lessons in Leadership: Carlos Rodriguez and Barbara Res

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Carlos Rodriguez, President and CEO, Community FoodBank of NJ about the impact COVID-19 has had on food insecurity in NJ. Then, Steve talks with Barbara Res, Esq., Author, "Tower of LIes: What My Eighteen Years of Working with Donald Trump Reveals About Him" and Former Executive VP, Trump Organization, about President Donald Trump's leadership style. 11/7/21

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Ken Daneyko, Michele Pignatello and Nancy Chiaravalloti

Lessons in Leadership: Ken Daneyko, Michele Pignatello and Nancy Chiaravalloti

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Ken Daneyko, 3-Time Stanley Cup Champion and New Jersey Devils Color Analyst for the NJ Devils on MSG Networks about the connection between sports, discipline and leadership. Then, as part of the "Research, Science, Innovation and Leadership" series, Steve and Mary talk with Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, Director, Centers of Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and Traumatic Brain Insury Research, Kessler Foundation. 10/31/21

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Dennis Wilson and Thomas Shea

Lessons in Leadership: Dennis Wilson and Thomas Shea

On this special series, Small Business Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Dennis Wilson, President & CEO, Delta Dental of NJ about the greatest challenges facing small businesses today, especially in light of COVID-19. Then, in the second half of this program, Steve talks with Thomas Shea, Professor & Program Director, Police Graduate Studies Program, Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy, College of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall University. 10/24/21

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Ruchin Kansal and Rick Thigpen

Lessons in Leadership: Ruchin Kansal and Rick Thigpen

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Ruchin Kansal, Business Leadership Center, Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University and Kansal & Company, about his passion innovation and for developing future leaders. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Rick Thigpen, Senior VP, Corporate Citizenship for PSEG, who talks about historical leaders such as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harriet Tubman and their contributions to society. 10/10/21

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Marc Berson and John Sarno

Lessons in Leadership: Marc Berson and John Sarno

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Marc Berson, Chairman, Fidelco Realty Group and Chairman, RWJBarnabas Health, about philanthropy, empathy and the importance of giving back to others. Then, Steve is joined by John Sarno, President, Employers Association of NJ, talking about the workplace of the future, including how businesses can focus on health, safety and engagement moving forward. 9/19/21

 

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Lessons in Leadership: Marjorie Perry and Anthony Russo

Lessons in Leadership: Marjorie Perry and Anthony Russo

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Marjorie Perry, President & CEO, MZM Construction Co. Inc., about small business in NJ and the challenges and opportunities of being a woman business leader. Then, Steve is joined by Anthony Russo, President, CIANJ and Publisher, COMMERCE Magazine, about the hiring shortage in all sectors of business and what a hybrid work model will look like moving forward. 9/12/21

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Lessons in Leadership: Steve Baker and Tim Hogan

Lessons in Leadership: Steve Baker and Tim Hogan

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Steve Baker, Director of Communications, New Jersey Education Association, talking about the challenges our educators faced during COVID-19 and the lessons they are applying to this school year. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Tim Hogan, President & Chief Hospital Executive, Riverview Medical Center & Executive Vice President, Care Transformation Services, Hackensack Meridian Health about the importance of physician leadership. 8/29/21

 

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