active CEO Podcast #110 Dr Paul White 5 Languages Of Workplace Appreciation

active CEO Podcast with Craig Johns Dr Paul White 5 Languages Of Workplace Appreciation

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Dr Paul White about the 5 Languages Of Workplace Appreciation, building trust and loyalty in the workplace and why people want to feel appreciated.

We also delve into working with Dr Gary Chapman, the author of The 5 Love languages; perceived authenticity; leading with appreciation remotely; and how to best to close the gap between what we currently teach, educate and train with what we do and how we know how we learn best.

Dr Paul White – 5 Languages Of Workplace Appreciation

Dr Paul White is a psychologist, global speaker, international consultant and the author of four incredible books, including New York Times Best Seller, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace which he co-authored with Dr Gary Chapman (famous for the 5 love languages), Rising Above A Toxic Workplace, Sync or Swim and The Vibrant Workplace. He is a world leader in building organisational appreciation, who has worked with organisations such as Microsoft and NASA, and is a proud grandfather of six, Dr Paul White.

Focusing on “making work relationships work”, he has a Ph.D in Counselling Psychology from George State University, a Masters Counselling from Arizona State University and a BA Christian Education from Wheaton College. A lifetime devoted to teaching leaders and organisations on how to communicate authentic appreciation has been the backbone to his career as a psychologist at Prairie View Inc, Director of Family Coaching at Navitas, and currently, the Owner/President of Family Business Resources and Appreciation at Work.

Paul talks about:

  • Starting out as an observer and over time developing into a leader.
  • What needs do you see out there that aren’t being met?
  • New York Times best seller The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.
  • Created Motivating by Appreciation Inventory online assessment.
  • 5 Languages of Workplace Appreciation with Dr Gary Chapman.
  • Praising or complementing someone with Words of Affirmation.
  • Focused attention and listening to people during Quality time.
  • Help people get things done that they value through Acts of service.
  • Connect people through Tangible gifts that show you know them.
  • Spontaneous celebrations in the workplace through Physical touch.
  • People want to feel valued and appreciated beyond their production and performance.
  • 79% of people leave a job do so because of a lack of appreciation.
  • People want to be appreciated by all members of an organisation.
  • Remote employees like visual connectivity.

Active CEO Performance Tip

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Resources Mentioned in this show:

Dr Paul White
Appreciation at Work
Dr Paul White LinkedIn
Dr Paul White Twitter
Motivation By Appreciation Inventory
Craig Johns
Craig Johns
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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