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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.

April 2018

Fame and Fortune

April 24th, 2018|

It was a Thursday night in July. We were at the Madras Speedway (a quarter-mile, high bank, dirt track) around 7PM.

Who Stole My Pills

April 17th, 2018|

Don’t judge too quickly

Tyler, assistant manager for a tire store in Redmond, Oregon told session five of the Leadership Development Lab…

“It was a stormy day on top of Mount Hood. Snowboarding season was […]

Get a Handle on Errors

April 10th, 2018|

A couple of weeks ago I was approached by a journeyman in our assembly area who said he had a problem. As soon as I saw the handle Adam was holding in his hand I knew immediately he was not following the quality standards we ask for at GSM.

From Part-Time to Manager

April 3rd, 2018|

In 2010, I was a single mom working 70+ hours a week as a restaurant manager. The pay was good and I needed all the money I could earn because I had just purchased a house.

March 2018

Coaching Performance

March 27th, 2018|

My best friend asked me to coach his daughter's softball team and he said he would help as an assistant coach. I agreed to do it, even though this was my first-time coaching girls.

“That Takes the Cake”

March 20th, 2018|

I was hired to setup and coordinate a wedding for an amazing couple. It took about two hours for my staff and I to get everything ready for the wedding.

Taking Time Makes Time

March 13th, 2018|

In week two of the Leadership Development Lab we were asked to set a goal and share it with our work team. I set a goal to quadruple the average daily output of our inventory team.

Up and Down

March 6th, 2018|

Like a jerky old elevator ride
Chase, project manager for an electrical contractor in Vancouver, Washington, told session seven of the Leadership Development Lab…

“As we began planning our part of a new project, […]

February 2018

“Avoid Feeling Foolish”

February 27th, 2018|

Early in my career I had a supervisor who was rather crusty, just a bit difficult to be around. He could be a real pain in the butt.

Fired It Up

February 20th, 2018|

We had just installed six roof top units (RTU's) in a new commercial building. Our installation was completed but the other crafts were still working on the site trying to get the new building ready for handoff to the owners.