Katie P. Desiderio is a Wiley DiSC partner and Partner in Learning at Proximal Development, LLC, her consulting company. She is also Associate Professor of Management at Moravian University’s School of Business and Economics. Michael G. Frino is also a Wiley DiSC partner and oversees Human Capital Development for a Fortune 500 MedTech company. He also leads DE&I program management and leadership development.
Their book, The Beekeeper; Pollinating Your Organization for Transformative Growth, is a Wall Street Journal best-seller.
In this episode, Ross, Katie, and Michael discuss the book. The conversation touches on the following topics and more:
- The book is a leadership fable. How did the authors decide to write in this style?
- The research process for determining their leadership lessons
- The heart of learning and growth
- What is the art of learning to be proximal?
- “Be Nourished”
- How teams respond to leadership lessons
- How this approach helps with problem-solving and overcoming challenges
- What it means to be a “Be Keeper”
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About today’s guests
Katie P. Desiderio is a Professor of Management and tenured faculty member at Moravian University, as well as Principal Partner in Learning of Proximal Development, LLC, an authorized DiSC partner, specializing in leadership development and the advancement of performance through learning.
Michael G. Frino has over 20 years of professional experience working for Fortune 500 companies in sales, leadership, and organizational development across the payroll/human resources, pharmaceutical, and med-tech industries. Michael finds his flow state today from helping organizations transform their culture with a focus on the growth and development of human beings.
Connect with them on Twitter/X @leadersfables
About the host
Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano or LinkedIn