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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.  George Washington has just suffered another brutal defeat by the British Army, who have conquered…

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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 secret to great leadership strategies begins with positive reinforcement. Now, I’m not talking about employee…

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 other person makes more money. When we survey employees and management of different companies,…

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 Leadership development and how it affects employee behavior. The words “I quit” have…

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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 good leader or manager to do.  Seriously, who doesn’t know that you should tell your…

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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 things that “roll downhill” are expected to be unpleasant, negative, or punishing. This is why…

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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. [message_box title=”BILL SIMS – VPPPA WORKSHOP” color=”yellow”]”Green Beans & Ice Cream: The End of Lagging Indicator Incentives as We Know Them.” – August 27th at 1pm.[/message_box] Please join me…