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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.

June 2018

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.

Overflowing Files

June 12th, 2018|

My position generates a lot of paperwork: payroll reports, subcontracts, billings, etc. The part of my job I hate the most is filing! I will use any way possible to avoid it. One of my latest strategies has been to pawn it off to our scale clerk to complete between trucks.

Crash Landing

June 5th, 2018|

It was an unusually cloudy day in central Oregon. Shane, a regular customer pulled his big rig in to our shop. Everyone in our branch knew we were scheduled to put tires on the front of this important customer's semi.

May 2018

Rounding Round Rocks

May 29th, 2018|

We had a project at an adult care center going from the ground up. To get power to the site I had to get a 4" conduit across 250' of existing pavement.

Missing Holes

May 22nd, 2018|

I have been dealing with a lot of issues on my current project, one of which is the framers completely missing a lot of our openings where the duct work is to go through the walls.

The Standards Test

May 15th, 2018|

Upon reviewing a sieve analysis test report submitted by our lab technician, Bill, I noticed that the reported mass of material retained on one of the screens was over the maximum allowable mass, as spelled out in the test procedure.

Favorite Part of Working Here?

May 8th, 2018|

In week one of the Leadership Development Lab I was challenged to make a 90-day goal. My goal was to meet with each person in our company and get feedback on ways we could improve management. I asked each employee the same four questions:

Re-Ignite Your All-Stars

May 1st, 2018|

Engage with acknowledgement
Louis, foreman for a fence and deck construction company in Vancouver, Washington, told session six of the Leadership Development Lab:

“When I chose my pearl*, I chose one of our foremen, John. He […]

April 2018

Fame and Fortune

April 24th, 2018|

It was a Thursday night in July. We were at the Madras Speedway (a quarter-mile, high bank, dirt track) around 7PM.

Who Stole My Pills

April 17th, 2018|

Don’t judge too quickly

Tyler, assistant manager for a tire store in Redmond, Oregon told session five of the Leadership Development Lab…

“It was a stormy day on top of Mount Hood. Snowboarding season was […]