Every person has preferences for how their colleagues can communicate appreciation to them in a meaningful way.

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MBA Languages of Appreciation
During my first full year as CEO, one of my top priorities was the enhancement of our organization's internal culture. The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace book and accompanying tools were an integral part of this effort. Our entire staff took the Motivating by Appreciation Inventory, and we published the results in an effort to create a more appreciative environment. Staff members have shared that encouragement from coworkers in their primary appreciation language has increased their motivation and sense of value. I highly recommend this book to any leader seeking tools to enhance staff satisfaction and empowerment.
— Stephen P. Stahr, CAE, CEO, Million Dollar Round Table
Our work with The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace and the results from the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory has been wonderful. We are really pleased with the outcomes we are seeing. There has been a camaraderie developed among our team members. We started with our directors and a few weeks later took our team members through the process. Now all employees are going through it. People are excited to find out others’ languages of appreciation and start to practice using them.
— Julie Spires, Director of Leadership Training, Chick-Fil-A, Plainfield, Indiana
I just want to say that we implemented The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace last year at our elementary campus and it made such a difference that our other campuses have requested me to conduct Motivating By Appreciation Inventory workshops at their campuses this year! I took the facilitator training, and it has proven to be one of the best assets we have invested in for our team.
— Daniel Calhoun, Elementary Campus Director, Texas Leadership of San Angelo, Texas Leadership Public Schools
I attended a seminar with Dr. Paul White on The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace and walked away very inspired to find out the appreciation language of each of our staff members. After having each staff member take the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory, we then shared the results with one another at an all-staff meeting. The staff had a lot of fun with the process and the results definitely helped the team know how to genuinely show appreciation to their teammates. The results also have helped me, as a manager, to recognize and appreciate my staff in the ways that are meaningful to each of them.
— Laurie Mason, Director, Eric Fisher Academy
Although many of our team members have worked together for years, taking the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory gave us new insight into one another. The 5 Languages of Appreciation dovetails beautifully with other leadership training we’ve received and provides practical action steps in how to encourage one another.
— Susan Bukiewicz, Regional Director of Women’s Ministries, Salvation Army