Increasing Energies at the work place – motivational ‘language class’

How to motivate: this is one of the fundamental questions for any leader. Without proper financing many will feel resourceless.

However, corporate experience has shown that it is not financial remuneration that employees tend to miss most.

The philosophy of our program is rooted in the concept and the backing research that positive work place energies are created when we feel we really matter; when we feel we are particularly valuable for the community, and this value is duly recognised. Groups with excellent performance ratings receive five times more positive than negative feedback, whereas poorly performing teams get less than half of that.

The key to retaining valuable work force is appreciation. Setting a good leadership example is vastly important in this respect, but it is not only positive feedback from the management that matters. As co-workers we each have a role and responsibility in creating the right kind of work place atmosphere.

The Concordia program based on the book by Gary Chapman and Paul White* will enable you to learn the five languages and dialects of work place appreciation, giving you proper guidance to individually tailored motivation. It works like a key to a magic lock.

The Languages of Appreciation

1. Words of Affirmation

Affirmation of Performance

Affirmation of Character

Focusing on Personality

2. Quality Time

Quality Conversation

Shared Experiences

Small Group Dialogue

Working in close physical proximity to co-workers in accomplishing a project

3. Acts of Service
4. Tangible Gifts
5. Appropriate Physical Touch

The authors state that each individual has a preferred form of affirmation which they are receptive to, which they appreciate and which they will be thankful to receive. Our program will help you identify these forms of affirmation, help you learn how to use them well, and how to recognise which form to use with whom.

Our program will also provide participants with an inventory of work place incentives, based on our three decades of experience in executive development.

Our two-day training will give you an insight into just how much energy there is in affirmation, and will provide you with an excellent inventory of motivational tools for the work place. You will recognise just how much you can do to create an inspiring work place atmosphere, to achieve prime rate performance, to enhance the self-esteem of your fellow workers, and to create a psychologically more healthy environment.

*The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People, by Gary Chapman and Paul White

A guide to effective and tailored motivation

Northfield Publishing, 2011

Hungarian translation: Harmat Kiadói Alapítvány, 2013


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"Considering the situation I am in now, I could not have picked a more useful training. What I really liked about it was the great balance between theory and practice, which meant I learnt about a good deal of specific things that I had not paid attention to, at least not consciously. I am definitely going to change that. I warmly recommend this training to everyone.

It was a well-constructed training with solid proportions giving ample emphasis to both a theoretical basis and practical applications. I think it would be useful for those about to embark on leadership tasks, as well as for practising leaders. The three days we spent together were also beneficial for team cohesion.

I have recently participated in Leadership Training 2 which was hugely helpful in developing my leadership thinking, and gave me ideas about how important it was to organise coaching meetings aimed at developing my colleagues, as well as about how to construct these meetings. My primary takeaway from the training was processing the opinion my subordinates formulated about my managerial efforts, as well as the coaching talk situational game, the learnings from which I can incorporate into actual trainings I conduct for my colleagues. I had a great time at the training, not the least because we had a highly competent and professional trainer (Mr. Tamás Szilágyi) who made sure everyone was actively participating all the time.

I learnt several techniques at Concordia’s training. The program has allowed me to be more assertive and more open when speaking to an audience. Me and my colleagues have gotten much closer together during the group activities, often our presence alone could help the others complete the tasks. The training has sown new seeds in me, awakened new thoughts and put me into a different perspective. All in all, the training provided by Tamás worked perfectly both as team building and as a personality building program. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone because you need to leave your comfort zone to allow for your personal development.

Feedback from Participants

As an HR specialist and supporter of participants in various career and talent management programs, over the last few years I have had the privilege of participating in several management trainings provided by Concordia, mostly facilitated by Tamás Szilágyi. It has been a highly positive experience going through the training with various groups, because while the topics were similar, the discussion of an abundance of real life situations and the sharing of personal experiences made these programs highly varied. At the beginning of our cooperation we developed the topics and structure of the trainings together with Tamás, and as feedback were received we kept fine tuning the content and the structure over the years. The flexibility and professionalism of Tamás made working together easy; he was very receptive to reactions from participants during the trainings. It is good to see how much of the learnings and lessons former participants have incorporated in their daily operations."

Mirjam Géczi

Senior HR Consultant

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