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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: 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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“I believe to be an effective leader you need to be a constant learner, and there is no better way to learn than to hear from the important leaders of our day. When I’m on Lessons in Leadership, I value the opportunity to share my experiences and the lessons I’ve learned throughout my career in hopes it can help current and aspiring leaders. I also personally gain incredible insight from hearing other leaders share their stories. Valley Bank is proud to be a sponsor of this important show.”

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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: 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: Steven Kirshblum and Gail Forrest

Lessons in Leadership: Steven Kirshblum and Gail Forrest

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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