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.

Show Highlights:

●     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


Book:The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People by Gary Chapman and Paul White

Appreciation Atwork

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