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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.

January 2017

Rat Fink

January 10th, 2017|

In January of 2014, I was working for a pest control company in Portland. One of my clients paid us $2500 to place 100 rat traps in their building.

Finished Floors

January 3rd, 2017|

When we moved into our home on February 15, 2003, my hardwood floors were stunning. Fast forward to October 2, 2016 (my wife's birthday), our floors were worn to raw wood throughout the house.

December 2016

Point of View

December 27th, 2016|

When I chose my Pearl, I knew I was going to be talking to Ed, an owner in my HOA who strongly disagreed with my position on certain issues (I've changed the names of people and streets).

Cool, Clear Water

December 20th, 2016|

Drinking my daily quota of water has always been pretty important to me. I know I feel and function better when I remember to adequately hydrate.

Pipe Glue

December 13th, 2016|

On a chilly November morning in Eugene, OR, I watched Thad as he spread out 700 feet of 1 inch conduit pipe on the ground in a rough H style (2 parallel lines with a connection in the center).

You Can Fly

December 6th, 2016|

In September of 2006, I moved from Los Angeles to Portland and had some free time for the first time in a long time.

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).