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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.

June 2020

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.

May 2020

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.

April 2020

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.

Late and Later

April 21st, 2020|

This past January we were working at Portland International Airport and one of our team members had to meet me at an offsite parking lot to ride on into the airport job site in our company vehicle.

Wet Behind the Ears

April 14th, 2020|

Early in my pipe fitting career, I was a first term apprentice with no prior piping experience, as the saying goes 'wet behind the ears.' You could say all I knew about pipe was that it's round and has a hole in the middle.

Sigh of Relief

April 7th, 2020|

Teaching how, the “extra mile”
Corey, a plumber for a company that provides full-service design and construction services based in Salem, OR told Session 9B of the Leadership Development Lab:

“A few weeks ago, I […]

March 2020

Bonuses

March 31st, 2020|

In November 2005 I began my job at a large retail auto parts store. On my fourth day of training, after completing hiring paperwork and the company's basic e-learning courses on the computer, I was given the handbook to read.