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...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

The Best Leadership Strategies

The best leadership strategies are the ones that cause you to be better at developing committed employees. Employee performance is that extra something you’ve been looking for to move profitability, quality, safety and customer satisfaction to the next level. The...

Continue reading →

How To Design A Business For Success

Every leader wants to know how to design their business for success, but what few realize is that business is behavior. That means that in order to improve the results you’re getting, you have to change the behavior of...

Continue reading →

Positive Reinforcement Systems For Leadership Development

Positive Reinforcement Systems For Leadership Development   Every leader or manager’s nightmare is a recognition program that is perceived as playing favorites. We’ve all heard employees or coworkers remark about how they do twice the work of someone else, but the...

Continue reading →

How To Get Results From Employees

How To Get Results From Employees   Employee performance is a key element in the success of any business. Every leader wants to know how to get results from employees. Every leader wants employees who are committed, but in order to...

Continue reading →

Leadership Development Systems

Leadership Development Systems Leadership Development Systems are crucial for the success of any business. Management style plays a key role in employee engagement and ultimately in the employees attitude towards the business and it’s customers, quality, safety, etc… Harnessing The Remarkable...

Continue reading →

Employee Recognition Desired As Much As Paycheck

EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION IS AS IMPORTANT AS A PAYCHECK I was asked to travel to Puerto Rico to give a keynote presentation to a group of CEOs. After arriving at the airport in San Juan, I had to board a bus and take...

Continue reading →

How To Change Employee Behavior

  How To Change Employee Behavior Bill Sims first book "Green Beans and Ice Cream" is garnering rave reviews and is available at Greenbeanleadership.com and on Amazon.com I would like to thank you for taking just a few minutes to chat with me about...

Continue reading →

Great Leadership And Positive Reinforcement

How leadership affects behavior Leadership always has an affect on Employee behavior, but great leadership understanding how to use Positive reinforcement in the workplace to reinforce the behaviors that drive profitability. Positive reinforcement may seem like an obvious thing for a...

Continue reading →

What is Safety Leadership?

How do your employees behave when you're not looking? It is clear that in most work environments, there is a gap between employee and management.  There tends to be a lack of openness and trust on the part of the employees, and...

Continue reading →

Leadership: The Stuff That Rolls Downhill

Some anonymous soldier once observed that when bad things happen to the leadership, somthing bad inevitably happens to the soldiers in his command. The principle was immortalized in an expression about the stuff that rolls downhill. For many people, the...

Continue reading →

Does Punishment Equal Leadership?

In an award winning Super Bowl commercial, Reebok poked fun at “tough guy” leadership styles. “We asked Reebok to help us improve office productivity, we had no idea how effective their methods would be” says the CEO in the commercial....

Continue reading →

Learn The Green Bean Approach To Leadership At VPPPA

  Join Me at VPPPA and Get a Free Book! Get a unique, front-line, results-focused take on leadership and learn how thousands of companies become more productive. "Green Beans & Ice Cream: The End of Lagging Indicator...

Continue reading →

Positive Reinforcement Leadership From Disney to Oz

This week I received some great feedback from a friend in Australia who is spreading the “Green Beans & Ice Cream” message to the leadership in his company. Stephen works as a business improvement adviser for a company in Australia...

Continue reading →