The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People


By (author) Gary Chapman, By (author) Paul White

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  • Publisher: Moody Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 210 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 13mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 19 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago
  • ISBN 10: 080246176X
  • ISBN 13: 9780802461766
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: Revised, Updated ed.
  • Sales rank: 38,606

Product description

"The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People, "by Gary Chapman and Paul White, applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout. Ideal for both the profit and non-profit sectors, the principles presented in this book have a proven history of success in businesses, schools, medical offices, churches, and industry. Each book contains an access code for the reader to take a comprehensive onlineMBA Inventory (Motivating By Appreciation) -a $20 value.The inventory is designed toprovide a clearer picture of an individual's primary language of appreciation and motivation as experienced in a work-related setting. It identifies individuals' preference in thelanguages of appreciation. Understanding an individual's primary and secondary languages of appreciation can assist managers and supervisors in communicating effectively to their team members."

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Author information

GARY CHAPMAN--author, speaker, counselor--has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the #1 bestselling author of "The 5 Love Languages" series and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information visit his website at DR. PAUL WHITE, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who has worked with individuals, businesses and families in a variety of settings for over 20 years. He received his B.A. from Wheaton, his Masters from Arizona State, and his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. He consults with successful businesses and high net worth families, dealing with the relational issues intertwined with business and financial wealth. In addition to serving businesses, families and organizations across the U.S., Dr. White has also spoken and consulted in Europe, Central Asia, the Caribbean, and South America. For more information, please visit his website at

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"I loved this book so much that I gave a copy to several co-workers. The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace helped me to understand the most appropriate ways to show affirmation and give positive feedback to co-workers and volunteers in ways that speak to them based on their primary "Appreciation Language." Great team building exercise to do with department staff, managerial teams, or executive teams." "Reviewed by Sue D, Net Galley, May 16, 2014, Rated 5 of 5 stars."

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Is appreciation communicated regularly at your workplace?Do you truly feel valued by those with whom you work?If you express appreciation in ways that aren't meaningful to your co-workers, they may not feel valued at all. The problem is you're speaking different languages. In "The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace," Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Paul White will help you: o Express genuine appreciation to co-workers and staff - even on a tight budget.o Increase loyalty with the employees and volunteers in your organization.o Reduce cynicism and create a more positive work environment.o Improve your ability to show appreciation for difficult colleagues.o Individualize your expressions of appreciation by speaking the right languageo Convey the language of physical touch in appropriate ways.Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller, "The 5 Love Languages(r)," Dr. Chapman and Dr. White give you practical steps to make any workplace environment more encouraging and productive. Before you know it, you will learn to speak and understand the unique languages of appreciation and feel truly valued in return. Praise for "The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace"I have really worked hard for many years to appreciate my co-workers scattered across the USA. However, this simple process and tool has put me light years ahead. It will greatly help your relationships and productivity as a leader."Kent Humphreys, Chairman, American Health PartnersThis book addresses not just the need for the life-giving appreciation we all need, but takes us through the process of discovering what that looks like for ourselves and for those with whom we work. Everyone who reads this book will without doubt be better equipped to create an atmosphere of appreciation in their sphere of influence wherever that is.Lynne Smith, Director of Leadership Development, Next LEVEL Leadership Canada Trusting relationships are the glue that holds commerce together. They are more important than skills or knowledge. This book shows how to build trust on a personal level in the workplace and its principles apply for a wide variety of organizations.Tom Nicholson, Executive Director, HR People & Strategy"