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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.

March 2019

The Stolen Sawzall

March 19th, 2019|

When I first got into the trades, I saved money for weeks if not months. I was trying to purchase a new Milwaukee Combo Kit. Well, I finally got one and was incredibly excited and proud of it.

Up On the Roof

March 12th, 2019|

Please talk with me
Alan, Superintendent for a Portland-based remodeling construction company, told session 6B of Turbo Leadership System’s Wilsonville Leadership Development Lab:

“It was the middle of our wet November, and we were working […]

Measuring Up

March 5th, 2019|

From 1 to 5 stars

Rick, supervisor for a Battle Ground-based civil, site construction, and structural concrete services company, told Session 4 of Turbo Leadership System’s Leadership Development Lab (LDL):

“In 2006, my crew and […]

February 2019

Brainstorming Bridge Builders

February 26th, 2019|

I am working on a high-profile Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) project that involves one of the major connectors to I-5. When construction began, ODOT faced the public's negative reaction to the traffic impact and criticism from the region's elected representatives.

Making Your Team Count

February 19th, 2019|

Utilizing the new time management techniques from the LDL has positively affected the way I work. About a year ago, we restructured the way the clients each of us are responsible for get assigned.

Lewis & Clark Trail: Volume III

February 12th, 2019|

Accountability, Standards & Leadership

May 21, 1804, Saint Charles, MO. After four months of preparation, purchasing and packing supplies for the journey, the careful selection of the 33-man company, and the […]

Permission Granted

February 5th, 2019|

I received notice that I should meet with the officials at the Building Department office. I expected the building permit application I submitted for review was ready and they would release the permit to me at the conclusion of the meeting, instead, to my surprise, they gave me an additional comment sheet.

January 2019

Wake Up Call

January 29th, 2019|

On Friday morning of last week, I got a call at 5:30 AM from one of my employees complaining that another crew member didn't show up at the job. I was enraged!

Passed the Test

January 22nd, 2019|

In the winter of 2007, I was getting ready to leave on vacation the next morning, when my boss called. He was calling to tell me he had a more permanent arrangement in mind. He laid me off.

19 in 19

January 15th, 2019|

In the last three Turbochargers, I suggested you set 19 goals for 2019. Are 19 goals in 2019 too many or too few for you? I wrote out my goals for 2019, with the idea of 19 in mind, 19 wasn't enough. My initial list for 2019 is 25 goals.