29th March 2023 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Turning pressures into opportunities

For our 2023 Leadership Report, we partnered with YouGov to survey 557 business leaders across 12 industries. We asked them about their perceptions of learning in their organizations and, in the report, take an in-depth look at the priorities, concerns, and expectations business leaders share about L&D. 
Turning pressures into opportunities

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Join Chief Impact Officer, Nahdia Khan and Researcher, Anna Barnett on Wednesday March 29 at 4:00pm BST as they dive into the key findings of the report, including:

  • Business leaders believe L&D should be focusing on the people-centric goals of the organization.
  • The things leaders care about the most (e.g., reducing operational costs and transforming/growing the business) are not necessarily the areas they expect L&D to be involved in.
  • "L&D lacking a long-term vision" was reported by business leaders as the number one reason organizations are "held back" from achieving what they want to.
  • Business leaders’ priorities for 2023 aren’t as clearly defined as they were in 2021. 

At a time when leadership teams are most concerned about reducing costs and are having to make difficult decisions about what is and isn’t worth backing, Nahdia and Anna explore how L&D teams can improve the way they show the impact of their efforts and initiatives to build stronger relationships with their leaders. 


Anna Barnett

Anna Barnett

Researcher, Mind Tools for Business 
With a strong background in academic research, Anna completed her PhD in 2020 and is now a core member of our Impact & Insights team. Anna specializes in producing high-quality, comprehensive and topical evidence-based reports for the L&D community. 
Nahdia Khan

Nahdia Khan

Chief Impact Officer, Mind Tools for Business
Nahdia Khan is Chief Impact Officer for Mind Tools. As a seasoned L&OD and Talent leader with experience in the public and private sector – empowering people and organizations to thrive has always been at the centre of her professional career. In her current role, Nahdia is responsible for ensuring that the voices of the customer are amplified through the creation of active communities of practice and thought leadership.