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To Meet or Not to Meet

November 7th, 2017|

One of TURBO LEADERSHIP SYSTEMS long-term clients asked me to sit in as an observer on their quarterly management meeting. I am not used to sitting quietly taking notes as an observer.

Dish, Dish, Dish

October 31st, 2017|

In August, 2016 Multnomah County (Portland, OR) presented a unique opportunity to Jake Stout the owner of our company. The county had taken possession of the site of the Veritable Quandry Restaurant, one of Portland's landmark restaurants.

Cat or Pillar?

October 24th, 2017|

I had just started my first job in the heavy equipment auction business. I had been a bookkeeper and came from a background of condominium management so I had no knowledge of heavy equipment.

Who’s a Dummy?

October 17th, 2017|

A little over a year ago I was new in the company and only knew the few people I was working with in the field. My company called in my whole department for a meeting they hoped would help us all come together as a team.

RV Remodel

October 10th, 2017|

About seven years ago I was managing a small auction facility in Southern California. We were 'spatially challenged.'

Invitation to Mistakes

October 3rd, 2017|

Almost 30 years ago, in addition to my full-time job, I had a part time job working in a bridal salon. I sold wedding dresses, wedding accessories, and invitations. One of my favorite things to do was help customers with their invitations.

Building on Success

September 26th, 2017|

The leadership principles and ideals we have learned during the 10-week Leadership Development Lab have helped our design/build team through a very difficult problem associated with the design and cost of the Armory Phase II project.

A Full Life

September 19th, 2017|

Smooth Sailing

Recently I had the opportunity of spending several wonderful days with my brother Bill. He sold his Spokane, WA electrical contracting company and retired ten years ago. I love […]

Steer Clear of Fear

September 12th, 2017|

A technician who has been with the organization for a short time, and was not a part of the program in 2014, said "I know this survey isn't confidential.


September 5th, 2017|

Are you an active listener? When your colleagues are speaking, are you thinking about what you want to or should say next? Or are you fully engaged with what they are saying now?