Language of Appreciation No. 1: Words of Affirmation
"The greatest tragedy is that while most managers, supervisors, and colleagues genuinely appreciate the people with whom they work, they often neglect to verbally express that appreciation."
"While character traits are not easily observable as specific accomplishments, they are in the long run far more important to an organization."
"If words of affirmation are to be most effective, they must be given in the context of a positive, healthy relationship."
Source: The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman