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Welcome to Turbo Leadership System's Blog

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 35 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.

Late and Later

April 21st, 2020|

This past January we were working at Portland International Airport and one of our team members had to meet me at an offsite parking lot to ride on into the airport job site in our company vehicle.

Wet Behind the Ears

April 14th, 2020|

Early in my pipe fitting career, I was a first term apprentice with no prior piping experience, as the saying goes 'wet behind the ears.' You could say all I knew about pipe was that it's round and has a hole in the middle.

Sigh of Relief

April 7th, 2020|

Teaching how, the “extra mile”
Corey, a plumber for a company that provides full-service design and construction services based in Salem, OR told Session 9B of the Leadership Development Lab:

“A few […]


March 31st, 2020|

In November 2005 I began my job at a large retail auto parts store. On my fourth day of training, after completing hiring paperwork and the company's basic e-learning courses on the computer, I was given the handbook to read.

Karate Kid: Volume III

March 24th, 2020|

Mondays are a gamble. Some so busy, that when I reach the end of the day there is still loads to be done. This past Monday was a nice steady pace.

Karate Kid: Vol II

March 17th, 2020|

This past Tuesday was going like any other day. My balancing act included working the front counter, answering phones, helping customers, processing paperwork, answering emails, keeping employees on task and tackling whatever else the day threw my way.

Karate Kid Vol I

March 10th, 2020|

At Session 2A of the Leadership Development Lab, I chose Brad as my 'pearl.' Gaining more confidence and leadership skills as we continue through the class, I knew it was time to go into action.

House To Home

March 3rd, 2020|

In late summer of 2015, the life journey of building our own home began. We didn't like the traffic so close to our kid's play area and we decided to sell our town house in Yacotl, WA.

Ready For Bid

February 25th, 2020|

Back in 2008 I was hired on with C&S Fire Safe Services as Leadman on one of our restaurant exhaust cleaning trucks. Our job is to solve the number one cause of restaurant fires, we clean commercial kitchen exhaust systems in restaurants.

Lifetime Valentine

February 18th, 2020|

About 10 years ago, my oldest brother (out of 11 siblings) decided his marriage was not enough for him, so he looked for happiness elsewhere leaving behind five beautiful children.