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New Year, New Perspectives: Patricia Woods

It’s a new year, folks, and we’ve got some new faces at L&P! During the month of January, we’ll introduce you to several of our recent hires and their thoughts on the year ahead.

Meet Patricia Woods, Training Facilitator in Learning & Development at L&P.

What brought you to Leggett?
I was teaching adult education in Carthage and visited L&P’s careers website to research potential jobs for my students. I read the listing for the Training Facilitation position and it seemed like an interesting fit for my background. This position provides me with all the best parts of teaching — plus I get to travel!

What’s something surprising about you?
The 2nd place in my heart is the Pacific Northwest. I love the rain, trees, and if I ever win the lottery I would love to go there to save the killer whales!

The 1st place in my heart is Columbia… M-I-Z!

What’s your biggest goal for 2020?
Personally, I hope to complete all the coursework for my PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology — at which point I will move on to my residencies and dissertation. I’m also working hard to take over the logistics of our Supervisor Training program and look forward to the networking that will come from that at our branch levels. 2020 will be a busy year as we begin to launch the program internationally!

New Year, New Perspectives ⁠— Emmy Carpenter

It’s a new year, folks, and we’ve got some new faces at L&P! During the month of January, we’ll introduce you to several of our recent hires and their thoughts on the year ahead.

Meet Emmy Carpenter, Technical Writer in Information Technology at L&P.

What brought you to Leggett?
I graduated from Missouri Southern with an English degree in Professional and Technical Writing. Having grown up in the area, I’ve always heard great things about working for L&P. I didn’t hesitate to apply when this writing position opened up — it was exactly what I was looking for.

What’s something surprising about you?
Several years ago, my husband Jared and I adopted a Chiweenie named Minnie. We spend most of our free time spoiling her. She literally squeals with excitement when we take her to the park.

It might also surprise some that I’m an avid Call of Duty gamer!

What’s your biggest goal for 2020?
This year, I’m looking forward to finding my place at L&P and growing professionally within my position. I’ve also challenged myself to learn the Adobe Creative Suite programs and build my graphic design skills.

9 Things We Learned in 2019

Happy (almost) New Year from Leggett & Platt! As we head into 2020, we thought we’d recap 2019 with a few of our favorite posts.

We learned that our founders were awesome leaders ⁠— and two pretty interesting dudes.

We learned that we’re always searching for ways to improve – ourselves, our processes, our methods, our company.

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Top 5 Ways to Relax Over the Holidays

We’ve worked really hard this year, but a bit of downtime with loved ones — or even some time to yourself — will leave you feeling energized, refreshed, and excited to take on 2020. We asked a few of our employees to share their favorite ways to relax as we head into the holiday season. Here are a few of our favorites:

1. Spend time in the kitchen…. or outdoors. I enjoy cooking dinner with my family — especially when we get to experiment with new ingredients. I’m also an avid hunter. Hopefully, we’ll have a nice duck to roast before the new year! Matt Haas, Materials Planner

2. Go fishing! It becomes a competition between my husband and I to see who can catch the most or largest fish. Usually he out-fishes me, but there are a few occasions when I get the victory. Boy do I rub it in! Melissa McAskill, Human Resources Manager, Ennis Spring

3. Cheer on your family. I relax by watching my kids sporting events (just maybe not when I’m loudly suggesting they play better defense). It takes my thoughts away from whatever else is consuming them and allows me to be present in that moment. Susan Lee, Sr. Credit Manager II – Remote Specialist

4. Stretch yourself… literally. I really enjoy yoga as a way to relax.  In addition to the physical benefits, it’s a great way to decompress after a stressful day. Ashly Farmer, Paralegal & Billing Administrator

5. Do nothing. For me, relaxation is a lazy, Saturday morning in bed with my family — coffee cup in hand, of course! Chris Cochran, Human Resources Manager, Logistics

Do Some Good: L&P Adopts a Family

‘Tis the season to give back and do some good! Our team at Pegasus is doing just that.

They participated in the Middletown Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family Program, which means they sponsored families experiencing severe economic, emotional, or physical crises.

For the holidays, they “adopted” three assigned families by purchasing new clothing, toys, household items, and grocery store certificates.

Since mid-November, they’ve collected over 100 items to donate! They plan to spread holiday cheer by donating the items today.