About the Book

Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages®(over 12 million copies sold),

Dramatically improve workplace relationships simply by learning your coworkers’ language of appreciation.

This book will give you the tools to improve staff morale, create a more positive workplace, and increase employee engagement. How? By teaching you to effectively communicate authentic appreciation and encouragement to employees, co-workers, and leaders. Most relational problems in organizations flow from this question: do people feel appreciated? This book will help you answer “Yes!”

A bestseller—having sold over 300,000 copies and translated into 16 languages—this book has proven to be effective and valuable in diverse settings. Its principles about human behavior have helped businesses, non-profits, hospitals, schools, government agencies, and organizations with remote workers.

PLUS! Each book contains a free access code for taking the online Motivating By Appreciation (MBA) Inventory (does not apply to purchases of used books). The assessment identifies a person’s preferred languages of appreciation to help you apply the book. When supervisors and colleagues understand their coworkers’ primary and secondary languages, as well as the specific actions they desire, they can effectively communicate authentic appreciation, thus creating healthy work relationships and raising the level of performance across an entire team or organization.

Take your team to the next level by applying The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.

About the Author

GARY CHAPMAN--author, speaker, counselor--has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.

PAUL WHITE, PhD, is a psychologist, author, and speaker who "makes work relationships work." He has consulted with a wide variety of organizations, including Microsoft, the US Air Force, the Million Dollar Round Table, and Princeton University. He and Gary Chapman coauthored The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.

About the Reviews

I work as a lead flight attendant and before every flight we have a meeting called a briefing where I go over some information of the day with the crew. We work long haul so no flight is less than six hours. In order to increase crew camaraderie and team building I would read a chapter of the book and discuss what I found interesting with the crew over the course of our week long charter. On the day of our third flight the team actually applauded when I finished my briefing!

I saw them put a lot of our discussion into practice by complimenting each other and making small gestures of kindness such as making coffee for their galley mate when making themselves one.

Will use before all briefings in future.


I’ve read Chapman’s other books and he never disappoints. This book is filled with great insight that has definitely helped me as a supervisor and leader in my company. The company runs better and my relationships with employees are improving as well. This book is certainly a staple and a must read for any manager or business owner out there. It also comes with a free code to take the assessment online too which comes with incredibly robust and detailed results


The book will definitely provide insight into how to better understand yourself and co-workers to enhance morale within the workplace. I really enjoyed the real life examples of how people experience their current situations and how they indentified the changes they needed to make.

Product Info

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Northfield Publishing; New edition (September 1, 2012)
Language: English
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 301 customer reviews

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