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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 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.

January 2018

Smiles Are Spreading

January 2nd, 2018|

The assignment we were given at session 3 of the Leadership Development Lab was to apply 5x More Enthusiasm to some task we had been procrastinating on or just seemed to be stuck.

December 2017

Contagious Headaches

December 26th, 2017|

Back in 1995 I was a young 19-year-old working on my first pipe crew project. We were laying 66" concrete pipe. I was very new to pipe work.

DARE To Be On Time

December 19th, 2017|

Recently one of my team members showed up for work 15 to 25 minutes late three days in a row without contacting me or one of the managers ahead of time to advise us of "the problem."

Up to the Challenge

December 12th, 2017|

At the beginning of summer, I was given a job that was going to be an extreme challenge for me as our Shop Lead. This was not your typical do-it-every-day project.

Crushing the Competition

December 5th, 2017|

Back in fall 2007 while with my former employer an opportunity arose to perform a large demo project for Solar World at the old Kumatsu plant in Hillsboro, Oregon. It was a large, fast-paced, bid job with more than the usual severe risk and damage clauses.

November 2017

Let Go to Grow

November 28th, 2017|

I had been in a lead role for 25 years when I was assigned a project that would be a showcase for me and my crew. I've always taken the responsibility of running work as a huge obligation.

Let’s Give Thanks

November 21st, 2017|

As you reflect on Thanksgiving 2017, let's look at the history of this holiday in hopes of experiencing it with an expanded awareness.

Sobriety Soars

November 14th, 2017|

Just over ten years ago I was asked if I would lead a meeting. In reality the question was phrased more like, 'You're leading next Sunday's meeting' and I said 'Okay.'

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.

October 2017

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.