“The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace”
by Gary Chapman & Paul White
LEADERS are READERS. I say that every month. But are you reading? Are you learning? Are you keeping your mind sharp?
Is your energy is drained? If you are not feeling inspired or motivated, then you are not stretching your brain enough. You are not challenging yourself enough. You are not GROWING enough.
My plea with you this month is to read ONE BOOK this month. And whether you choose to read my recommended read or any other one relating to business, leadership, marketing, or personal growth, choose a book and READ it. And watch how it challenges you…
This month’s recommended read is one that I am excited to read. It’s by the same author (Gary Chapman) that wrote one of the best books I’ve ever read called The 5 Love Languages. This book literally changed my relationship with my wife and my marriage. I highly recommend it. But it’s not this month’s Recommended Read, unless you prefer that one instead.
This month’s read is specifically on LEADERSHIP & COMMUNICATION with your teammates.
In many of my conference talks, I speak about how “teammates” want 3 things:
And I always share, teammates NEED 3 things:
1. Fair Compensation with potential for growth
2. Teaching & Feedback
3. To Feel VALUED and APPRECIATED.
Not feeling valued and appreciated is the #1 reason why people leave a company. And that’s too bad. Because we can CONTROL that. So what are YOU doing to get better at that?
This month’s read is the book: The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. I am extremely excited to dive in and see the BEST ways to “appreciate” people. This is important because maybe how you feel someone like to be appreciated, is not the same way they truly like to receive appreciation. So if you are leader in a studio or club, this is a MUST READ. We can all get better at leadership and I’m confident this book will make you think twice about the best ways you are communicating with your team.
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 that has not been previously used contains an access code for the reader to take a comprehensive online MBA Inventory (Motivating By Appreciation)—a $15 value.
The inventory is designed to provide a clearer picture of an individual’s primary language of appreciation and motivation as experienced in a work-related setting. This assists managers and supervisors in communicating effectively to their team members, and thus building a more positive and productive work environment.