Category Archives: L&D

6 Truths About Persuasion

Do you consider yourself persuasive?

Find out how to get people to say yes (ethically) by flipping through our 6 persuasion truths, below.

This is part of our in-house class, Persuading Others, taught by Learning & Development Manager Alissa Owsley. For more learning content like this, check out our 2-part SlideShare series on The Art of Coaching Employees.

The Art of Coaching Employees – Part Two

What can a 19th century Russian princess named Olga teach us about coaching?

To find out, you’ll have to flip through our second of two slide decks on coaching.

Is this your first time hearing about Learning & Development at Leggett & Platt? For an brief look into what we do, read: This is How We Do L&D at L&P.


The Art of Coaching Employees – Part One

Coaching, managing, mentoring… it’s all the same right? Wrong.

To be a better coach, you have to understand these roles and how they’re different. Flip through our first of two slide decks to learn more.

This series’ content was adapted from one of our in-house classes taught by Learning & Development Manager, Alissa Owsley. New to L&P’s Learning & Development group? For an brief look at our class development process read: This is How We Do L&D at L&P.


This is How We Do L&D at L&P

At Leggett & Platt, we value people who never stop learning. We hire character and train skill; we work diligently to maintain a culture of continuous improvement. That’s why we established the Learning & Development (L&D) team back in 2010: we’re a small group of passionate professionals who fill the learning needs of our salaried and corporate employees. Here’s an overview of how we do L&D at L&P:

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The Why

To put it simply, we live for the a-ha moment: that sudden realization, insight, or comprehension that happens as people learn. This neurological event, paired with the continual growth of our employees and a lasting impact for the company is our purpose, our cause. It’s why we get out of bed in the morning and come to work for Leggett & Platt every day. Continue reading