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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.

September 2016

What Business Are You In?

September 27th, 2016|

When we were given our 'Person Pearl' assignment at Session 2, I immediately thought of my sister, Heather. I really wanted to improve our relationship. Heather lives in Florida and we speak on the phone often.

Biting Honesty

September 20th, 2016|

On the morning of January 2nd, 2016, my wife and my good friend drove to Shenanigan's on the Tacoma waterfront to enjoy a 25-year-old tradition of New Year's brunch at one of our favorite restaurants.

5X the Enthusiasm Beats the Bid

September 13th, 2016|

In the fall of 2015 we were wrapping up the completion of Phase I of a private water works plant in northwest Washington. My team was installing new water services for Phase I.

The Risk of Growing

September 6th, 2016|

Several years ago, our son, Larry Jr. and I visited Sea World, the life-size aquarium on the Seattle boardwalk. While I was there, I learned some interesting things about the hard shell lobster. Before that day, learning how lobsters grow had never been high on my list of priorities.

August 2016

Old-Fashioned Customer Service

August 30th, 2016|

Just wanted to share with you an incident I was involved with yesterday, and the outcome. A resident on one of our projects in North Portland posted a comment to Facebook and I commented on it. Here is the exchange:

Involve Your Crew to Stay on Track

August 23rd, 2016|

Over the last few weeks, my crew have brought to my attention that some of the proper tools and materials needed to perform the day's work were not getting loaded into the crew vehicles and delivered to our job sites.

The Impossible Dream

August 16th, 2016|

On March 19, 1996, my wife, Sylvia, and my youngest son, Joseph, watched as I walked down the aisle to receive my engineering degree.

The Sound of Silence

August 9th, 2016|

At the conclusion of a full, challenging day with the Board of Directors of one of our client organizations, I asked Mike, one of my partners who has co-facilitated dozens, if not hundreds, of events with me over the past 5 years...

Taking Responsibility Grows Confidence

August 2nd, 2016|

In 2008 I was working for a masonry sub-contractor on the construction of a large grocery store in Puyallup, WA. As the walls got higher, we began asking for information...

July 2016

Full Engagement Beats the Bid

July 26th, 2016|

The Newberg Dundee bypass is a very important project for our company. One of my Foremen on the project was not fully engaged.