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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 35 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.

“Buffalo Bill” Cody

June 30th, 2020|

Day 14 of our 2,500-mile journey from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA, we visited Buffalo Bill's home in Cody, Wyoming. What an amazing man. He was a Pony Express rider, American Army scout, ranch hand, bison hunter, wagon train driver, fur trapper and gold prospector.

Black Belt

June 23rd, 2020|

My daughter is a high school senior. The successful completion of her senior project is a requirement for graduation.She was thinking of several project options, but just not sure what she really wanted to do. My husband and I used to just tell her what she should do.

Reducing the Pressure

June 16th, 2020|

In 2014, I changed life insurance providers. A requirement for being approved for my new policy was that my blood pressure had to fall within an acceptable range. My blood pressure has always been high.

Wrapping It Up

June 9th, 2020|

Several years ago, I was working on my first big commercial plumbing job in a 200,000 square foot testing lab. Part of my task was to 'tape the pipe' anywhere the plastic pipe was touching metal.

Safety Glasses

June 2nd, 2020|

I noticed that Mark, our shop manager, wasn't wearing his safety glasses as he was performing the recharging of a dry chemical fire extinguisher.

Pioneering the Oregon Trail Volume VI:

May 26th, 2020|

Day 24 of our journey from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA: We camped last night across the way from Hood River, OR in White Salmon, WA. Larry, Jr. called to say he was stopping by on his way to visit his Hood River Subway restaurants.

Award Winning Sales

May 19th, 2020|

From the beginning of my sales career many years ago, I have won sales contests and set sales records. I have enjoyed the reputation in many people's eyes of being a great salesman.

Computer Jargon

May 12th, 2020|

Brad Beadow, one of our steam plant employees, had been assigned the task of converting steam department risk assessment, lockouts, and vessel entries into the mill's new vessel entry templates.

College Diploma

May 5th, 2020|

In the summer of 2011, I had just graduated from high school. I had a comfortable job and no intentions of going to college. I was visiting at a close friend, who had made all her college-bound plans, at her parent's house.

Up Tight

April 28th, 2020|

A couple years back, my wife took her car down to Les Schwab's to have the brakes replaced. A couple of hours after picking up her car, she went to the grocery store. When she got back home, she told me the car felt like there was some kind of crazy shake or shimmy.