We’re addressing the important topic of appreciation in the workplace. When appreciation is done well, it happens in all-around ways at all levels in an organization. Today’s show is packed with helpful information, so join us to learn more!
Paul White is a psychologist, speaker, and international leadership trainer. He knows how to make work relationships work well. His company, Appreciation at Work, provides training resources for corporations, medical facilities, schools, non-profits, government agencies, colleges, and universities, operating in over 60 countries. Paul is the co-author of The Five Languages of Appreciation with Gary Chapman. The book has been recently updated and has sold over 500,000 copies.
● How Paul became interested in the topic of appreciation in the workplace
● The importance of appreciation for leaders and coaches of leaders
● How Paul and Gary identified the five languages of appreciation at work
● The importance of specific actions within the language of appreciation
● The five languages of appreciation:
○ Words of affirmation–genuine ways to affirm someone’s worth/value
○ Quality time–giving full attention to someone
○ Acts of service–doing small things to help someone reach their goals
○ Tangible gifts–small things involved in getting to know a person
○ Physical touch–appropriate connectedness for the workplace
● The difference between appreciation and recognition–they aren’t the same!
● Connecting and appreciating people while working remotely:
○ Be proactive in reaching out to others
○ Give people tools for dealing with anxiety
● How to discern someone’s appreciation language
● How to see “blind spots” when it comes to the language of appreciation
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