Articles by David Sarkus MS, CSP

Your sphere of influence

Check out your demeanor everyday – it’s a difference maker
January 2, 2014
I like Subway and a few times a month I eat there. But there’s one location I no longer visit.


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Your spring cleaning - Are you behind?

December 6, 2013

When I was a young boy, I marveled at the time and effort my mother put into her annual spring-cleaning.  Mom planned a great deal – shopping for her supplies early to make sure that she never had to start and stop once she got moving. And mom was really focused on every detail of cleaning the windows, walls, floors, and all of the furniture.


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Your sphere of influence

November 29, 2013

I like Subway and a few times a month I eat there. But there’s one location I no longer visit. Here’s why. There’s a young worker who is impolite, very impersonal, and at times, just downright mean and nasty.  She certainly takes the “customer” out of “customer service.” I stopped going there because it’s a negative experience and I have alternatives.


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Are your millennial employees ready to lead?

September 19, 2013
The Millennial generation has been pouring into the workforce since the late 1990s and increasingly they're being promoted to supervisory and management positions.


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Mental toughness : Are you developing yours?

September 5, 2013
Everything hasn’t always been rosy in my safety career, just as things haven’t been in yours.


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Collaboration or cooperation

Which would you choose?
July 9, 2013
We all know that high-performing cultures for safety rely heavily on engagement, collaboration, and cooperation.


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You don't need to be superman!

May 30, 2013

You don't have to be Superman to be a great safety leader.  But let's face it, some leaders bring out the best in people and others bring out the very worst.  We need to make choices every day regarding the kind of leader we are going to be, especially for those who are following. 


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Your vision for safety and closing the gaps

May 3, 2013
The first step toward creating an improved future is developing the ability to envision it.


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Safety success can be scary

March 21, 2013
Did you watch the post-game interview with Nick Saban, head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide after the Tide won the NCAA football championship back in January?


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The golden goose egg: Is the race to zero incidents worth the chase?

March 15, 2013
There are various schools of thought when it comes to the golden goose egg and your organization’s EHS performance.


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