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Founded in 1985 by Larry W. Dennis, Sr., Turbo Leadership Systems is an executive team building and leadership skills development organization. Turbo Leadership Systems has worked closely for 31 years with management teams of over 200 client companies in manufacturing, construction, distribution, food service, professional services, guest services, and healthcare.
Each Tuesday, we post a 500-word true story from leaders just like you. Benefit from what they’ve learned.

August 2018

Sail Into Sacrifice

August 21st, 2018|

When I received the slip of paper with my impromptu topic that said 'model.' I was glad I brought a model of an outrigger canoe sailboat with me. It made a great visual aid.

Who Is the Boss?

August 14th, 2018|

Show them you know who’s boss!

I have asked thousands in audiences across America, “Who signs your paycheck?” This is the same question I used to open my book, Repeat Business: Six […]

Preparation saved a life

August 7th, 2018|

Certified and ready for duty
Teri, office manager for a construction company in Battle Ground, WA, told session four of the Leadership Development Lab…

“Back in 1997, I was fortunate enough to […]

July 2018

Listen to Old Timers

July 31st, 2018|

We have this guy at work that is a truck driver and he 'knows everything!' When any of us are in the shop working on any of our exceptionally broad variety of large and small equipment, he always has to put in his 'two cents.'

Job Site Visit

July 24th, 2018|

We recently conducted an in-company Leadership Development Lab(LDL) for the entire management team of a large, general contractor firm in Oregon.

Pay Roll

July 17th, 2018|

For the last three weeks, I have been cross-training our office manager, Christie, in preparing payroll with our newly installed accounting software.

Ahead of the Game

July 10th, 2018|

We were seal coating a really long, extra wide driveway in Prineville. The huge house was perched on top of a hill that overlooks the valley down below. The main part of the driveway was steep with lots of switchbacks.

Taxing Tax Penalties

July 3rd, 2018|

January 31st is the deadline for W-2's and 1099's to be electronically transmitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security Administration, and the state of Oregon.

June 2018

Hit the Deck

June 26th, 2018|

A couple of month's back I was working on a huge deck project that included a couple of features that were new to me and our company. This was our first time to use this new system for waterproofing a deck.

How Am I Doing?

June 19th, 2018|

I have one employee in particular that has voiced his need to know how he is doing on jobs and his general overall performance. I realized that this is likely something that all of our employees would like to know but rarely say so.