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Episode 390 - Green Beans and Ice Cream. The Remarkable Power of Positive Reinforcement with Bill Sims Jr.

Ep. 390

Paychecks reinforce one behavior from your team members: showing up to work daily. But does it ensure their voluntary effort in giving their best safety, productivity, and quality-wise? Absolutely not; the only way to guarantee team members' commitment to excellence at work is through positive reinforcement, coaching, and servant leadership. 

 

This week, I'm joined by the brilliant Bill Sims Jr., world-renowned Keynote Speaker, President of the Bill Sims Company, Author of "Green Beans and Ice Cream. The Remarkable Power of Positive Thinking," and Positive Reinforcement advocate. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Bill worked with companies like Dupont, Coca-Cola, Siemens, and Disney to create and reinforce a safety, excellence, and accountability culture.

 

Throughout our conversation, Bill explains why leaders must learn to provide and measure positive reinforcement and what are the best ways to provide it. He talks about how writing a book about what he thought was wrong in the employee reinforcement recognition field transformed him into a motivational speaker.

 

Additionally, Bill shares practical ways leaders can use to demonstrate a genuine interest in their team members, talks about the three rocks that support his world, explains why his goal in safety is going beyond zero injuries, and more.

 

Tune in and make sure you deliver the ice cream to your team after they eat all the green beans.

 

Some Questions I Ask: 

What led you to do the work you do today? (2:40)

What are the best ways to provide positive reinforcement? (9:00)

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn: 

The three rocks that support Bill’s world (4:20)

About the systems and tools every leader must have in place to provide positive reinforcement (9:30)

Questions every leader should ask to establish and demonstrate a genuine interest in their team (13:00)

When you should never give negative reinforcement or coaching feedback (17:50)

Why every company's goal should be to reach a beyond-zero injury rate (25:00)

 

Connect with Bill: 

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Book: Green Beans & Ice Cream

 

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