Top 5 Ways to Develop Yourself

If one of your goals for 2020 is to see a better you, you’ll first have to do a little bit of growing. Self-development takes time and energy, but if you’re committed to improving, you’ll notice profound results — both in your personal life and at work! Here are our tips for developing yourself:

  1. Understand what’s driving you. Self-development requires internal motivation, so it often helps to pinpoint what’s at the root of your desire for improvement. So, take an honest look at who you are, how you’re wired, and what you want to get out of the journey.
  2. Get to know the people around you. A simple starting point is to ask questions! There is likely someone down the hall or on your team whose job seems interesting to you. Ask them about it! Networking is vital in any healthy career, so put your name and face in the minds of influencers.
  3. Isolate a particular skill to master. Someone wise once told us: “We can do anything, but we can’t afford to do everything.” When you’re tackling self-development, it’s impossible to do it all at once. If you focus on just one skill for a certain amount of time (developing better listening behaviors, for example), you’ll be more in tune with your progress along the way.
  4. Craft a plan. After you isolate a skill to develop, consider 1) practical ways to apply and improve that skill, and 2) a realistic timeframe for making progress. What is your end goal in 6 months? In 1 year? You can always adjust your plan, but try to keep your sights on the end goal.
  5. Get comfortable with discomfort. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: True change happens outside of your comfort zone. If you want to develop, you’re going to have to face a little discomfort. Challenge yourself to take on tasks or assignments that stretch the limits of your abilities.

Spreading Some Love for United Way!

L&P was happy to partner with Joyfield Flower Truck in spreading love today. Each bouquet earned a donation for United Way — plus the flowers are beautiful! #DoSomeGood

New Year, New Perspectives: Samantha Doubledee

It’s a new year, folks, and we’ve got some new faces at L&P! To kick off 2020, we’re introducing you to several of our recent hires and their thoughts on the year ahead.

Meet Samantha Doubledee, a Controller who supports our Project Office within Marketing + Creative.

What brought you to Leggett?
I was previously employed at a local non-profit. However, when I learned about this position I knew there would be so much opportunity to grow within a corporate atmosphere. I’ve been challenged since my first day and have already taken on additional responsibilities in the Project Management Office. I’m excited for my future here at L&P.

What’s something surprising about you?
I married my high school sweetheart. It’s crazy to think we have been together 17 years. We have 2 amazing kids, and love to travel together. We have a bucket list of destinations, including a trip to visit his family overseas this year — it will be a great way to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary!

What’s your biggest goal for 2020?
2020 is the year of ME! I’m looking forward to taking time to get back on track mentally and physically. I love having a creative outlet and have been diving into my Cricut projects. I also have weight-loss goals, a travel wish list, and other goals that focus on being a better version of myself as a wife and mom.

Today’s Employee Town Hall Meeting

We’d like to thank all the employees who attended this morning’s Town Hall Meeting — both at Corporate and around the globe via live broadcast. We look forward to an exciting future at L&P!

Official Photo: Ribbon Cutting at Market

Last week, we shared a behind-the-scenes shot of our ribbon cutting ceremony during Las Vegas Market. Here’s the official photo!

Congrats to our team for a beautifully remodeled showroom and a successful week at Market!

Everyday Leggett Life: L&P Goes to Market

The Las Vegas Market happens twice per year to exhibit what’s new and trending in the furniture and home décor market. While many of our employees attend, today’s #EverydayLeggettLife showcases a few scenes from Market through the eyes of Product Manager Don Fifer.

“On the first night of Market, L&P sponsored the Ante4Autism Charity Poker Tournament. We’re proud to be the top sponsor each year.” Don Fifer, Product Manager, Sales. [Las Vegas, Nevada, USA]

“Me with John Zanatta, our Director of Sales. Yes, we dressed alike!” Don Fifer, Product Manager, Sales. [Las Vegas, Nevada, USA]

“A beautiful sunrise on my way into the Market. It was such a great few days!” Don Fifer, Product Manager, Sales. [Las Vegas, Nevada, USA]

New Year, New Perspectives ⁠— Jeremy Ward

It’s a new year, folks, and we’ve got some new faces at L&P! To kick off 2020, we’re introducing you to several of our recent hires and their thoughts on the year ahead.

Meet Jeremy Ward, Advanced Programmer Analyst in Information Technology at L&P.

What brought you to Leggett?
I was a Senior Software Engineer at Walmart for about 5 years. However, I moved to Joplin when I married my wife two years ago and I’d been making the long commute to Bentonville every day since. When I saw the job posting for this position, I knew it would be a great fit for my experience — plus it added about 3 hours back into my day!

What’s something surprising about you?
I own two small businesses.

My company 458 Digital provides photography and video production services, mostly for commercial clients. I create marketing content for local businesses, but I’ve also worked on location with the production crew for TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting and provided production work for several Warner Bros. movies.

Warden Tactical, my other business, provides NRA sanctioned training for people in the four-state area — including concealed carry permitting, firearm safety, competition shooting, and private lessons. It’s a great way to share the knowledge I gained as a Police Officer for the Air National Guard.

What’s your biggest goal for 2020?
I just hope to learn as much as I can about the company and my role in it. Part of that includes building upon the technical skills needed for this position — for example, I plan to complete advanced training in C#, which is a newer language for me.