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Morris is an experienced Learning and Development Executive, and he is now CEO of Morris Sims Practical Leadership Training. He specializes in the design and delivery of training workshops as well as consulting with companies to help them improve their Learning and Development programs and L&D organizations. Morris retired from New York Life Insurance Company to begin this new training and consulting firm after 32 years. He retired as the Vice President and CLO for the distribution department.

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Morris is an experienced Learning and Development Executive, and he is now CEO of Morris Sims Practical Leadership Training. He specializes in the design and delivery of training workshops as well as consulting with companies to help them improve their Learning and Development programs and L&D organizations. Morris retired from New York Life Insurance Company to begin this new training and consulting firm after 32 years. He retired as the Vice President and CLO for the distribution department.

SEMINARS

Key Points

  • Understand the 10 Practical Principles of Influence and how to leverage them to become more influential in your career
  • Recognize where influence comes from and how to improve
  • Improve your positive perception of others
  • Absorb initial client sessions for increased productivity

Key Points

  • Connect and differentiate management versus leadership
  • Learn from great leaders, and how they run their shop
  • Identify inefficiencies within your organization for self-improvement
  • Implement strategies for improved results

Key Points

  • Learn how to set proper expectations for your team, and coach them to exceed those expectations
  • Know how to direct their thinking on purpose
  • Understand the impact of affirmations, and how it can build lifelong relationships
  • Move forward with a specific vision and enthusiasm for work, family, and life

Key Points

  • Take ownership of your personal achievements
  • Implement simple daily activities for immediate change
  • Develop a repeatable routine for consistent improvement
  • Understand the impact of personal accountability, and how it helps foster strong relationships

WORKSHOPS

Join Morris for a deep dive with interactive workshops in this “breakout style” session. He will guide you through instructor-lead exercises, small group discussions, and peer review affirmations. Think on Purpose with your peers, and discover a sense of practical influence you never knew you had.

PROGRAMS

Sign up your management team and your staff for this two-day, intensive workshop. Day one provides management training for the leadership staff, and day two provides training for the sales and support staff. Synthesizing the best aspects of each session, Morris combines his best leadership training material for a jam-packed and powerful two-day session.

Morris has trained over 80,000 agents and managers! He has taken his 30-plus years of training experience, and developed seminars and workshops specifically with businesses and their teams in mind. Learn how to be more influential with those around you, and learn how to use that influence to help your practice go further than before! Check out some of the seminars, workshops, and programs Morris provides. 

Past Experience - NYLIC

CLO

Morris's training systems have continuously advanced throughout the years. He is always working to get the best out of his managers and advisors, and he keenly improves the interaction and influence between them.

VICE PRESIDENT

Morris has overseen the development and implementation of numerous training systems over the years. His insight has impacted the sales of hundreds of millions of dollars over his 32 years.

TRAINER

Morris has trained over 80,000 advisors and managers throughout his career. He has trained agents in sales strategies, managers in training methods, and securities in system processes.

DEVELOPER

Morris has developed the training systems in sales, securities, and management training. His developments have included studio training, video training, virtual training, training curriculums, training standards, and development training.

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This is a must for all people who are looking to increase their success. Morris has the formula for success if you are willing to commit to doing what he recommends. I highly endorse Morris and his expertise in building leaders.

Ed Boyce

I’ve known Morris for over 20 years. He is a master trainer with incredible leadership skills. He has put this knowledge into his book titled Practical Influence. This book will help financial advisors improve their ability to build relationships, build a better practice, and influence customers positively. Morris’s simple message resonates with the brand new agent as well as the tenured manager looking to improve their skills.

Tom Hegna

Morris is highly focused on developing actionable solutions to your challenges which move you forward with purpose.

David A. Lyons
MSFS, CLU, ChFC

I had the pleasure of working with Morris in the learning and development space for over five years. He is a highly experienced and results-driven professional who has mastered many of the proven practices of adult learning theory. Under his leadership, we successfully launched many new products and trained thousands of productive Agents.

Darryl Michael Speach
Majid Al Futtaim Holding, LLC

Morris is spot on with the definition of Influence, as opposed to traditional approaches to leadership/management, and I found myself clinging to the real concept of Influence as a skill able to change someone’s thinking or action in a positive manner. Being well communicated and well developed, his little book packs a strong message. Morris’s single definition of INFLUENCE, not leadership, and the way it is introduced and developed, is a very refreshing concept that everyone needs to hear.

David Wieland
Retired Sales Development Manager

Morris Sims is the expert you call in to light a fire under your team! The leadership training surrounding accountability, purpose, and influence will leave you pensive and reflective upon your best habits and your not-so-great ones. Morris will hold the mirror allowing you to glance at your professional self, and identify what is missing.

Pablo A. Magdaleno Carlos
Sales Development Manager