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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.

November 2016

Car Contract

November 29th, 2016|

Sunday, December 8th, 1985 was my 17th birthday. I had had my driver's license for 364 days, but I didn't have my own car. I wanted reliable transportation, my own car, so I wouldn't have to rely on someone else to take me to work.

Dumb, Smart Remark

November 22nd, 2016|

I'm the Contract Admin for a growing construction company. I'm included on all the emails that involve public agencies and private companies we work for and all the companies that work for us as subcontractors.

The Payoff of Superior Customer Service

November 15th, 2016|

One of our clients, DSU (Diesel Service Unit), the Oregon Peterbilt dealer and top GMC truck sales, service, parts and leasing company in the Northwest received the following email from a first-time customer after working on their new customer's Pace Arrow motorhome:

Big Heart

November 8th, 2016|

Two years ago, the Assistant Plant Manager came to me with an idea to start an employment program for people who have a disability (Autism and Down Syndrome).

The Curse of Indecision

November 1st, 2016|

Have you heard the wonderful story of the donkey that had been lost in the desert for many days?

October 2016

Scared Safe

October 25th, 2016|

In 1989 I was a new hire at a paper mill in Camas, WA. This particular day we had a safety meeting in the auditorium. When I walked into the meeting, it was surprising to see so many people.

Being Late Hurts Your Crew

October 18th, 2016|

At the beginning of the shift on our project in Salem, one of my pipe laborers, we will call him Tardy Ted, showed up late, again!

How to Continually Improve

October 11th, 2016|

At a past session of the Leadership Development Lab (LDL), I reminded class members to be prepared to report the following week on their success in implementing the On the Job Training process.

Vision of Victory

October 4th, 2016|

After our session on Vision and Mission, Larry challenged us to discuss our Mission and Vision with our department, crew, and family.

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.