Articles by David Sarkus MS, CSP

Safety success can be scary

June 27, 2014

A great leader has passed, Chuck Noll, Hall of Fame coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Noll impacted the lives of many, many people. Chuck Noll is the only NFL head coach to win four Super Bowls and may be the greatest NFL coach ever.


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Chuck Noll’s leadership legacy

June 17, 2014

 The very recent passing of Chuck Noll, Hall of Fame coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, has stirred the emotions and thoughts of many. Chuck Noll is the only NFL head coach to win four Super Bowls and may be the greatest NFL head coach of all time. 


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Do your leaders have empathy?

Lessons from “Undercover Boss”
May 1, 2014
I love the reality show “Undercover Boss” but I have to watch it alone because I often become a little weepy!


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From Dubai (or anywhere in the world) – one vision, one standard

April 24, 2014

I am very fortunate to be able to travel the world through my work. I just got back from Dubai and had a great trip!  It is so interesting to see other parts of the world and experience different cultures. In fact, I spoke to a group with participants from every corner of the world, and I do mean every corner.


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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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