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Leading in Times of Challenge Podcast Top 10 Countdown: Part 1

Top 10 Part 1 Leading in Times of Challenge

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt business as usual, now is an ideal time to take social distancing into consideration when looking for learning opportunities. The Greater Des Moines Partnership continues to provide resources and business education through the Leading in Times of Challenge podcast series, featuring Greater Des Moines (DSM) business and community leaders. Over the next week, we’ll be sharing the top 10 downloaded podcasts. See the first five podcasts in the lineup below.

#10 — Dave Busiek


Dave Busiek worked for 42 years in broadcast journalism and was recently inducted into the Braodcasters Hall of Fame. Busiek shares his thoughts on leading during the COVID-19 pandemic, stressing that communication is key. LEARN MORE + LISTEN TO THE PODCAST>

#9 — Larry Zimpleman


Larry Zimpleman served for 45 years within the financial services industry, working his way up after joining Principal in 1971. He points out the importance of understanding that challenging times will arise and that it’s important to prepare to get through future adversities. LEARN MORE + LISTEN TO THE PODCAST>

#8 — Kristi Knous


Kristi Knous is the current president of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. She discusses activating the Disaster Recovery Fund during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the importance of transparency and compassion. LEARN MORE + LISTEN TO THE PODCAST>

#7 — Tony Dickinson


Number seven on our Top 10 list goes to Tony Dickinson, president of NCMIC Finance Corporation, who describes how the power of your network can pull you through difficult times. When you don’t have the answers, find them with trusted leaders and mentors. LEARN MORE + LISTEN TO THE PODCAST>

#6 — Suku Radia


After his retirement as CEO of Bankers Trust, Suku Radia has kept busy serving on corporate and nonprofit boards. He says that in business there are peaks and valleys. The key is to lead your team through it and let them know that you are there for them. LEARN MORE + LISTEN TO THE PODCAST>

Stay tuned to find out the top five podcasts in our next edition of the Top 10 Leading in Times of Challenge podcast series featuring local DSM leaders.

The Leading in Times of Change podcast is brought to you by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and hosted by Mike Jefferson. The podcast features community leaders from across Greater Des Moines (DSM). To listen to more Partnership podcasts, click here.

You can count on The Partnership to continue to share accurate and fact-based updates as well. See more on COVID-19 here.

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