“A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.”

-Dr Paul White


Want to cut down in turnover, increase your productivity, and get your associates and teams to think outside the “box”?

…Read The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, by Dr. Paul White.


Mark Twain once said, “I can live two months on one good compliment.”

A true testament to understanding the value of appreciating someone’s talent.


One of the key messages the book speaks to is from people around the country desperately wanting to feel appreciated and valued in their jobs.

The fact is, most people do not feel appreciated.

One study found, 79% of employees who quit their jobs cite lack of appreciation as a key for their leaving.

In another study, 65% of North Americans report they received no recognition or appreciation at their workplace in the last 12 months.

I really like the way this book breaks it down so simply. 


The place to start is with yourself.  How do you like to be appreciated?  First know yourself, and then you can meet others where they are at.


We are all different.  And being “leaders” we need to recognize those differences in order to build trust and “lead” more efficiently.  Why not use a proven tool to see how your associates prefer to be valued? 


Here are the 5 Languages:

  1. Words of Affirmation
  2. Quality Time                             
  3. Acts of Service         
  4. Tangible Gifts
  5. Physical Touch

The book has a code on the back cover so you can go online and take a free assessment to see what your top 2 are and least favorite.


I had the honor of being with a team of 28 in Oklahoma recently.  I facilitated a day long workshop using this book’s tools.  It was fun, lighthearted, and engaging. 

Thank you TBS crew…I truly appreciate you.   Thank you for honoring me by letting me witness your greatness.  I am in awe!


And thank you for reading this blog.  I appreciate each and every one of your comments and support.



Jerry Haack