Amazing Safety Story

Thanks for sharing this story Robert... another touching reminder of the importance of safety & positive reinforcement in our lives. - Bill Sims   Robert's Story: I was in attendance at your opening ceremony in Spokane, WA on the 26th and later...

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Global Safety Institute Formed

Bill Sims, Jr, President of Bill Sims Company and Ben WIlson, Managing Director of Wilson Consulting Group announced the formation of Global Safety Institute, at www.globalsafetyinstitute.org. The purpose of the organization is stated as follows: "We created the Global Safety Institute...

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An Open Letter to OSHA

“While doing some spring cleaning, I came across this letter to OSHA from a few years back. As we all know, OSHA made lagging incentives illegal this past December, 2017. Well done OSHA!”   An open letter to OSHA regarding the proposed...

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Buddy the golden retriever

Buddy the golden retriever is an expert in behavior change and positive reinforcement.  Buddy’s master is a perky lady named Misty who heard my Greenbean Leadership session last week in Everett WA.  “Bill I can attest to the power...

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Employee Engagement: The Key to Obtaining and Sustaining Business Success

The questions now being asked by business leaders around the world are very similar.  How can we succeed now and into the future?  How can we future proof our business?  Changes within the marketplace as well as the competitive...

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More Than Just One Tragedy

Chris, Brandon and Javier were my best employees when I worked as a superintendent years ago... Javier was a devoted “family man” who seldom consumed alcohol and regularly encouraged other employees to go home to their families instead of...

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Safety Leader Shares the Greenbean Leadership Approach with Team

Got this letter from the president of a midwestern energy company . . . I was in your breakout session in Fort Worth at the NRECA Safety Summit a few weeks ago. Actually, I just finished your book a few minutes...

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Employee Engagement – Correct Positive Enforcement

Think about it. We can try our best to give specific, focused reinforcement all day long. But if people don’t trust us, our re- inforcement becomes punishing instead of positive. You can’t fake integrity. Five Apes And a Banana So I’m...

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Employee Engagement – Employee Of The Month Programs

Proper employee engagement is critical; sometimes conventional methods need to be re-examined to ensure the right effect. While surveying the employees of one of the top luxury hotel firms in the world, I met Rose, a delightful lady. Rose was in a...

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Positive Reinforcement Programs Effect Culture Change

It’s a business no-brainer that happy employees make better employees. But how do you get happy employees to deliver their best work on a consistent basis? It requires employees to move beyond simple compliance of workplace rules and become...

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A Great Example of Parental Leadership

Just got this email and wanted to share it with you. Thanks "A" for sending it and yes, I certainly want you to keep me posted on your progress . . . B Good morning! (Super busy day in my...

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New Plant Manger, New Changes

Bill, I enjoyed your Raffles Sacramento presentation, you gave me some great ideas to work with. Also I  was impressed with your time keeping, you kept the show moving. So here’s the story you asked me to email you....

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Leadership Tip #1: Put Your Troops First

The best leadership tips often come from the stories of great leaders. In this story You’ll see how George Washington’s leadership tip was to put his troops first. Travel with me, if you will, to 1777, to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania....

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