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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 2017

Smooth Sailing

March 28th, 2017|

About three years ago our barge construction company decided to take the lofting department from the manual methods of the 1970's into the modern technologies of the 1990's, and hopefully on into the 21st Century by switching from handmade drawings and 1/10 scale lofting to computerized lofting.

Weekend of Worry

March 21st, 2017|

Last Friday afternoon, I spent some time at our tube forging plant. While visiting with our Materials Manager, I learned the details of a proposed commercial transaction between our company and one of our competitors.

What’s the Score?

March 14th, 2017|

At the kickoff of the Leadership Development Lab (LDL) for a Kapuskasing, Ontario paper mill, Terry, the Site Manager, made a presentation on the importance of change and improving the performance of their #5 paper machine.

Aesop’s Fables

March 7th, 2017|

A Miller and his son were driving their donkey to a neighboring fair to sell him. They had not gone far when they met with a troop of women collected around a well, talking and laughing.

February 2017

Say – “We Dig What You Do”

February 28th, 2017|

Two weeks ago while my crew was digging a ditch from the plant blower building on our job at the Forest Grove Clean Water facility, I overheard our excavator operator complimenting one of our laborers down in the ditch.

Reflecting on a Broken Mirror

February 21st, 2017|

A few weeks ago, we had a bad storm. The intense wind pushed a tree on my street down - right onto my car.

Closing the Sale

February 14th, 2017|

A few weeks ago, I observed a member of our sales team who seems to do well as far as getting appointments, arousing interest in meeting, achieving all the technical aspects and presenting the customer with desirable solutions - but he seems to have a great deal of trouble closing the contract.

Small Addendum, Large Change

February 7th, 2017|

On a mid-size project we had been told we were being awarded, the design team mentioned a small addendum to be priced before the contract could be signed.

January 2017

Old Disputed Invoices

January 31st, 2017|

Consolidated has worked for many years with a great underground contracting company. Through the years, we have dealt with several payable issues that have strung out much longer than they should.

Power Up

January 24th, 2017|

Toward the end of October, Ryan, a third-year apprentice, was helping with estimating in our office. A job included a generator rewire submittal and he asked me a few questions.