Category: Appreciation

Enhancing the Workplace

When I wrote the book: The 5 Love Languages, I had no idea that the book would sell 6 million copies and be translated into 40 languages around the world. I did know that the concept had the potential of enhancing marital relationships. Every weekend, couples tell me that the book literally saved their marriage. I have been greatly encouraged with the way God has used the book to help millions of marriages.

Over the past three years, I have been writing a new book that is designed to take the love languages to the work place. I teamed up with Dr. Paul White, a psychologist who has had 20 years experience with business leaders. The book is now available. The title? The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.  We’re hoping that it will do for work relationships what The 5 Love Languages has done for marriages.

The 5 Langauages of Appreciation

On this Labor Day, I have a personal question. On a scale of 0-10 how much appreciation do you feel from your supervisor? For three years I have asked hundreds of people that question. As you can imagine, I have received answers all the way from 0 to 10. When I ask, Why? That is, “Why did you choose that number”, they tell me what makes them feel appreciated.

What I discovered is that what makes one person feel appreciated is not what makes another person feel appreciated. That became the foundation of my newest book: The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People. It is filled with practical help on how to create a more positive work environment. It’s available at book stores all over the country and online.