At first glance, they don’t sound like they go together. But this ground-breaking new book from author Bill Sims, Jr. will become your favorite recipe by the first paragraph. It will change forever the way you deal with your family, customers, coworkers, students, and yes, even your spouse!
In Bill’s thirty year history, he has helped design more than one thousand behavior change systems that have produced tremendous gains in performance and profits at America’s top companies including Disney, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, General Motors, and Dupont.
Hidden in this book you will find Bill’s “secret sauce”, and the recipe for rapid, sustainable behavior change and engagement–Positive Reinforcement (PR+).
The book explains why Sims believes this is one of the most powerful forces on the planet. Use it wisely, and performance moves off the chart.
Use it poorly, and the results can be disastrous.
Green Beans & Ice Cream analyzes over 100 years of research in the field of human behavioral science, and compares it to “real world, in the trenches” true stories that Sims recounts. It points out clearly that the thing we need the most,
is the thing we often receive the least—positive reinforcement and feedback from those around us.
Using the techniques outlined in this book, you can master the remarkable power of positive reinforcement, and make a real difference in the world around you.
This book is for everyone who must lead others.
Whether in the family, the school, or the workplace, it is a “must read” for anyone who wants to improve the performance of their team. With this first book, Sims has dropped a stone in the still pond of leadership. The waves will only get bigger.
Bill Sims Jr. has distilled the best practices of behavior change from the thousands of successful projects over the last 30 years. Through dozens of stories, Bill relates the key principles of performance improvement in any organization.
“Green Beans and Ice Cream: The Remarkable Power of Positive Reinforcement.”
The highly anticipated book is based on Bill’s thousands of success behavior change projects over the last 30 years. Through dozens of stories, Bill relates the key principles of performance improvement in any organization. The successful behavior change workshop, which has been featured at conventions across the world.
I finally got through reading you wonderfully inspiring BOOK. First I would like to say congratulations on your success and wish you all the best in your future goals and whatever you choose to venture on next.
I’m sure it will be just as successful. Your book is very enlightening and has encouraged me to rebalance what I’m doing. I have a sense of clarity which has been missing for some time. My favorite line is “Understanding behavior is a formidable challenge, but it also offers us huge rewards— if we can only crack the code of human behavior change.” Your book absolutely hit the spot. As soon as I finished it, I read it again!
It really has reminded me all about change and how inspiring it is to be one of the first to initiate it. I hope to take all your theories and use them in my future, and I hope that others benefit just as much from reading your book Green Beans & Ice Cream .
God Bless you and bring you Joy and success into your future and your children’s future.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to read your book.
Chapter by chapter the book supports the reality that positive reinforcement works especially in the field of Safety. It inspires me to look at all interactions differently whether I am at work; with my family or managing my 12 year olds little league team.
Quick story, since I have learned you like stories. I inherited (long story) an 11-12 year old baseball team. There are 5 teams in our league and we played a round robin tournament with the two best teams then playing for a championship. The first game we had several bad calls. I reacted by shouting and complaining all negative responses. We lost 11 – 1 in 4 innings (10 run rule). This tournament was going on at the same time I was reading your book. The next night along with the last four games every thought was positive. If a call was bad I may question but never raised my voice, complained or held the game up. No matter what occurred I positively reinforced our team “good inning, great play, etc.” Not only did we win the next three games we one the championship and did it with 8 kids (one on vacation). Positive reinforcement works and on any level.
I found your session at the ASSE conference very inspiring and think you are a wonderful speaker. I would never hesitate to recommend your services to anybody. I felt after attending your session I had already heard many of the discussions in the book. Many times people say the book is better than the movie. I think in this case the book supports the movie (speaker) and movie was much better. When it comes to Green Beans and Ice Cream, I would recommend to people they need to see you in person if that isn’t possible or practical, purchase the book.
Thanks again. Please let me know if any of the above works as an endorsement. I am not always the most professional writer.
Todd D. Breindel, P.E.
SGL Carbon LLC.