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Welcome to Turbo Leadership System's Blog

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.

December 2019

How To Turbocharge Your Sales

December 3rd, 2019|

For over 30 years, I have worked with the senior management, leadership, sales, marketing and customer service team members of client companies.

November 2019

Stand Up For Standards

November 26th, 2019|

On April first of this year, my crew was assigned the plumbing of the new resident's hall at George Fox University. While working on the third floor bathrooms, just down the hallway from the loading doors, the sheet rock workers were in the process of off-loading sheet rock.

Snow Pass

November 19th, 2019|

Four weeks ago I decided to put 5X more enthusiasm into spending time with each of my six children. I had fallen into the pattern of getting home from work and then trying to send the kiddos to their rooms or outside to play so I could get my own time to relax.

Driver’s Ed

November 12th, 2019|

You can't learn to lead from lectures. Online learning is the wave of the future. I'm a strong advocate for using the extraordinary resources of the Internet to pass along knowledge.

Celebrating 75 Years – Paris, France: D-Day

November 5th, 2019|

Over 20 years ago, I was scheduled to be the keynote speaker for a client's annual franchisee meeting in Springfield, Missouri.

October 2019

Night School

October 29th, 2019|

Over the Christmas and New Year's break, I talked with Virgil Casto, my old army buddy from over 50 years ago. Talking with Virgil put me in a reflective mood.

Back To School

October 22nd, 2019|

When I received my 5X Red Dot, and the admonition to apply 5X more enthusiasm - 'commitment in action' to one of my stalled projects.

Tax Extension Made Easy

October 8th, 2019|

Training new employees can be taxing

Katie, Manager of a Lake Oswego based CPA firm, told Session 9B of Turbo Leadership System’s Leadership Development Lab (LDL):

“We have a new intern in our office. She […]

Pioneering the Oregon Trail Volume IV:

October 1st, 2019|

The 8th day of our journey from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA: Today is June 23rd, our 57th wedding anniversary, and the anniversary of President James K. Polk signing the peaceful Oregon Treaty with Great Britain.

September 2019

Late Again?

September 24th, 2019|

It was the beginning of 2019, a new year and we were working on a job site in North Portland. We had a new crew member working in the field with me who had only been with the company a little over a month.