L&D Lowdown - March 2021

Welcome to your round-up of L&D news, hacks and hints.

Written by Emerald Works
Published 18 March 2021
L&D Lowdown - March 2021

This month, we’re all about leadership and listening, lifting the lid on our brand new leadership research report and great resources to help you develop leadership knowledge and skills. Plus, we’ve gone podcastic – bringing you the go-to listens for leaders everywhere.

Research & Insights

What do business leaders think about L&D?

Our research team have released their findings in this new interactive report, providing insights into the perspectives of executive managers on contemporary issues in L&D. Explore the data and download your copy today.


Letting go of loud leadership

Think leadership means being the loudest voice in the room? Think again. Big hitters like Adam Grant, David Rock and Susan Cain say you don’t have to be loud to lead.


10 great podcasts for leaders and managers

If you prefer your leadership inspo to be auditory, then we’ve curated a list of some of the best podcasts out there for managers and leaders. 


Unleashed with Frances Frei

Empowerment is vital in helping leaders create dynamic and inclusive cultures. Find out more in our audio interview with Harvard professor and inclusion expert, Francis Frei. This interview is available for non toolkit subscribers for a limited period only. 



Upcoming webinars


Same team, different sides? Business leaders’ thoughts and perceptions of L&D

22 April, 08:00 PDT, 11:00 EDT, 16:00 BST
Join Senior Researcher Gent Ahmetaj and Head of L&D Community of Practice Nahdia Khan as they take a deep dive into our latest global insights data, gathered from 260 executive managers.

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Choose to challenge: Perspectives on female leadership

For International Women's Day, Emerald Works' Nahdia Khan will be hosting a discussion with Sally Helgesen, expert in women's leadership, and Izzy Obeng, entrepreneur and business coach. Watch back their session today.

> View recording

Mind Tools

Becoming a positive leader

This workbook will help you to develop an action plan to boost your team's motivation and overcome obstacles to positivity. Buy it now from the Mind Tools Store and transform your team!

Learn more >

Latest Podcasts

Tune into our latest podcasts. This month we look at alternatives to classroom training, and what it's like to work with people you've still not been able to meet.

Facilitating virtual classrooms  

If you're a trainer missing the thrill of face-to-face learning, but embracing online facilitation nevertheless, then this episode is for you! Explore the possibilities that digital life offers.

Listen to podcast >

Working with strangers

A year into lockdown, more and more people have started new roles without ever having met a colleague face-to-face. What's that like for people professionals?

Listen to podcast >


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