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OUTSIDE THE BOX

August 29th, 2017|

Yesterday afternoon I stopped at Ace Hardware. I had several things on my list including:

Take a Stand for Standards

August 22nd, 2017|

I started on Valentine's Day 2011 as manager of a 6-year-old tire and auto repair store in Northwest Portland, OR. The store had a history of bad managers that didn't do the right things.

Tell Me More

August 15th, 2017|

While having lunch in the Denny's restaurant in Union Gap, Washington, I noticed a family come in; Grandma, son, and a grandson.

Flying High

August 8th, 2017|

Sunday, on our return from a rather quick trip to Detroit for a family emergency, Donna Lee (my wife) and I wanted to sit together. To get seats together, we ended up in the last row, aisle 40.

Root Cause

August 1st, 2017|

For decades I have urged clients, –participants in our Turbo programs; when facing a problem to explore, search for and find the root cause of the problem, before trying to find a solution.

A More Professional ME

July 25th, 2017|

We all feel the day to day pressure of too much to do, and not enough time to get it done but now the process was really on. I had been struggling with the increased workload, countless items that needed to be completed each day.

Intimidating Boss

July 18th, 2017|

"My professional "Pearl" (a person I wanted to improve my relationship with), Rich, owns our company and operates as my Project Manager. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to ride with him from Battle Ground to my job site in Beaverton.

Worst Employee?

July 11th, 2017|

Sarcasm’s Severe Consequences
Ray, Foreman for an electrical contractor in Battle Ground, WA, told Session 2B of Turbo’s Leadership Development Lab (LDL):

“Earlier in my career, I worked as a Grocery Store […]

Extreme Commitment

July 4th, 2017|

Give Me Liberty
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course […]

I, WE, YOU

June 27th, 2017|

Midway through our wiring contract on a new retail store, my plate was full to overflowing. There were more to-do items being added to my To-Be-Done list every day.