The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace SAMPLER: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People [NOOK Book]


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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:

  Express genuine appreciation to co-workers and staff - even on a tight budget.

  Increase loyalty with the employees and volunteers in your organization.

  Reduce cynicism and create a more positive work environment.

Improve your ability to show appreciation for difficult colleagues.

Individualize your expressions of appreciation by speaking the right language

  Convey the language of physical touch in appropriate ways.

Based on
the #1 New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love LanguagesĀ®, 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.


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 Partners

This 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

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.

Nicholson, Executive Director, HR People & Strategy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802486905
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 37
  • Sales rank: 9,234
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

GARY CHAPMAN, PhD, is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling
The 5 Love Languages. With over 30 years of counseling experience, he has
the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just
where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. Dr. Chapman holds BA
and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University,
respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,
and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke
University. For more information visit his website at

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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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Section 1: Foundations
1: Motivating by Appreciation: The Concept
Chapter 2: For Business Leaders: Understanding
the Return on Investment from Appreciation and Encouragement

Section 2: The
5 Languages of Appreciation
Chapter 3: Appreciation Language #1: Words of
Chapter 4: Appreciation Language #2: Quality Time
5: Appreciation Language #3: Acts of Service
Chapter 6: Appreciation Language
#4: Tangible Gifts
Chapter 7: Appreciation Language #5: Physical Touch

3: Applying the Concepts to Daily Life
Chapter 8: Discover Your Primary Appreciation
Language: The MBA Inventory
Chapter 9: Your Least Valued Language of
Appreciation: Your Potential Blind Spot
Chapter 10: The Difference between Recognition
and Appreciation
Chapter 11: Motivating by Appreciation in Various Industry Sectors
12: The Unique Characteristics of Volunteer Settings

Section 4: Overcoming
Common Obstacles
Chapter 13: Does a Person's Language of Appreciation Change
over Time? 
Chapter 14: Motivating byt Appreciation: Overcoming Your
Chapter 15: Authentic Appreciation: What to do When You
Don't Appreciate Your Team Members

Conclusion: Now It's Your Turn

Toolkit: Resources to Use and Share with Others

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  • Posted September 2, 2011

    Great Book for Non-Profits and Ministries

    One challenge faced by leaders of non-profits and large church staffs is adequately communicating appreciation to employees, coworkers and others involved in the work of ministry. As Drs. White and Chapman acknowledge, the financial downturn has reduced the amount of financial resources available for communicating appreciation and a job well done to employees in the for-profit world as well as in the non-profit world.

    The fact that financial bonuses aren't adequate in every employment context, and also not available, only highlights the timeliness of "The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace." The assessment instrument that is included with the book is an excellent resource and one that enables supervisors, managers and pastors accurately express appreciation to those they work with.

    As the pastor of a congregation I have found the assessment along with the book extremely helpful not merely with employees but also with key volunteers. By discovering what a specific volunteer's language of appreciation is I find that I can better support and encourage them in their work. This contributes to longevity and assists them in avoiding burnout.

    Finally, there are two points that make this book exceptional. While Dr. White didn't include "Physical Touch" in the assessment instrument (for obvious reasons) he does discuss it giving suggestions on how this language of appreciation can be expressed without awkwardness or impropriety. Also, the "toolkit" at the end of the book is extremely helpful in the application of the principles of the book to specific work contexts.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011


    High turnover of quality employees is felt by businesses right where it hurts the most - net profit. Retaining valuable workers is essential to long term growth and success of any organization. In my opinion, the more people feel appreciated at work the less likely conflict will occur, even possibly preventing workplace lawsuits. The book The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace gives the reader practical tools for maintaining your most valuable work place asset - your employees. This book is a quick read that is well written and entertaining. I recommend this book for all leaders who want to create a first class positive work culture. I'm sorry to say that if I would have applied this material on the job years ago, much of the turmoil I have experienced at work could have been prevented.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

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    This is another Chapman and White great!

    I've thoroughly enjoyed 'The Five Languages of Love' thus far and this addition was no exception. I've worked in places where it's made me physically sick to walk through the door and I currently work in a place where they practice 'The Five Languages' teachings and have never read the books. they've taken the time to know that buying me lunch when I've a stressful workload will get me much farther and keep me pleasant much longer.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    A must to have. The recommendation works!

    At office we often don't know what to do or to tell. This book give us cues to help coworkers and boss. You can change relationship between each other and get a better place to work. Thanks to Mr Chapman.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Waste of time

    Just a sample. Too simplistic. Duh increased worker appreciation makes a business better.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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