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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.

August 2016

Involve Your Crew to Stay on Track

August 23rd, 2016|

Over the last few weeks, my crew have brought to my attention that some of the proper tools and materials needed to perform the day's work were not getting loaded into the crew vehicles and delivered to our job sites.

The Impossible Dream

August 16th, 2016|

On March 19, 1996, my wife, Sylvia, and my youngest son, Joseph, watched as I walked down the aisle to receive my engineering degree.

The Sound of Silence

August 9th, 2016|

At the conclusion of a full, challenging day with the Board of Directors of one of our client organizations, I asked Mike, one of my partners who has co-facilitated dozens, if not hundreds, of events with me over the past 5 years...

Taking Responsibility Grows Confidence

August 2nd, 2016|

In 2008 I was working for a masonry sub-contractor on the construction of a large grocery store in Puyallup, WA. As the walls got higher, we began asking for information...

July 2016

Full Engagement Beats the Bid

July 26th, 2016|

The Newberg Dundee bypass is a very important project for our company. One of my Foremen on the project was not fully engaged.

Brain Overload

July 19th, 2016|

Last week I was sitting at my computer looking at the week ahead. It was Friday and I was really thinking that I was going to have to work Saturday.

Find Your Super Power

July 12th, 2016|

In 1983 I was working as a security officer at Bi-Mart in Ontario, Oregon. I was casually pushing a shopping cart through the store, acting as if I were shopping, when I noticed a very handsome man in the cigarette aisle.

Think Outside the Pipe

July 5th, 2016|

We landed a project in Dundee, OR, to replace the existing 18" concrete sewer pipe with 24" PVC. The existing sewer pipe line included a section that was directly under an existing power line

June 2016

Challenge Yourself to Win

June 28th, 2016|

In January of 2015, the company I work for launched a new idea for all of our foremen; an incentive program to encourage us to accurately complete all of our paperwork.

How to Handle Criticism

June 21st, 2016|

One hot, sultry afternoon on their South West New Mexico ranch Maria asked Manuel if he had seen their old burro. Just moments later, Maria heard the braying of their old donkey in the distance.