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Leading in Times of Challenge Podcast Top 10 Countdown: Part 2

Top Podcast List

We continue our countdown of the Top 10 Leading in Times of Challenge podcasts with the final five listed below. The Leading in Times of Challenge podcast provides a look into how past and current Greater Des Moines (DSM) business and community leaders have brought their communities together during stressful times, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the lineup below for insight on how leaders can remain effective and serve as a source of support and inspiration for those around them during tough times.

#5 — Ambassador Terry Branstad

Terry Branstad Podcast

U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad is the former Governor of Iowa. In this podcast, he shares how he dealt with Iowa’s farm crisis and how the worst of times can bring out the best in people. LEARN MORE + LISTEN TO THE PODCAST>

#4 — Dr. Angela Franklin

Angela Franklin Podcast

As a licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Angela Franklin is now leading Des Moines University (DMU) as president. Dr. Franklin describes the challenges facing higher learning institutions during COVID-19. LEARN MORE + LISTEN TO THE PODCAST>

#3 — Jackie Norris

Jackie Norris Podcast

Jackie Norris is the current president and CEO of Goodwill of Central Iowa. She shares her experience within politics and how she keeps team morale up during the pandemic, as well as how she learned about leadership during the recession. LEARN MORE + LISTEN TO THE PODCAST>

#2 — Gary Palmer

Gary Palmer Podcast

For Gary Palmer, president and CEO of Prairie Meadows, protecting employees is his focus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Palmer shares how the executive team has navigated challenges throughout the crisis. LEARN MORE + LISTEN TO THE PODCAST>

#1 — Dan Houston

Dan Houston Podcast

In the top spot is Dan Houston, CEO of Principal Financial Group. Houston touches on implementing new systems during the pandemic and what he’s learned about communication and servant leadership over the course of his career. LEARN MORE + LISTEN TO THE PODCAST>

See numbers 6-10 in the Top 10 Leading in Times of Challenge countdown here.

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.

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