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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.

July 2019

Problem Solved

July 23rd, 2019|

On April 24, Session 8 of the LDL was conducted at our Wilsonville fabrication shop. My team of seven coworkers and I were challenged to solve one of our process problems following the LDL formula

Safety, Not Double Standards

July 16th, 2019|

On April first of this year, my crew was assigned the plumbing ofthe new resident's hall at George Fox University. While working on the third floor bathrooms, just down the hallway from the loading doors, the sheet rock workers were in the process of off-loading sheet rock.

All Nighter

July 9th, 2019|

In April 2019, Jared and I had been working tirelessly at the HTMoffice on a bid for a project that fit our company schedule and vision perfectly.

What Do You Think?

July 2nd, 2019|

Earlier this week, I was doing the assigned reading in the LDL; Ireally enjoyed Chapter 10 of Making Moments Matter - eliminate distractions and unneeded wastes of minutes.

June 2019


June 25th, 2019|

In April 2019, one of my lead plumbing foremen and I were at a job site in Albany, Oregon. The first project I'd worked on with him had been a difficult one. We had been struggling with submital approvals and the overall project schedule.

Tobacco 5X Free

June 18th, 2019|

I had been struggling for years; tried about everything to quit tobacco. My tobacco habit has always affected my attitude. It has been a horrible cycle. It seems like even on tobacco, when I had a dip in, I was a little on edge. When I was out Copenhagen . . . watch out!

Bumper Cars

June 11th, 2019|

Every Monday at the Sam Barlow High School job site, we have our regularly scheduled safety meetings. I had noticed that after every meeting all 110 construction tradesmen had to walk through the school's parking lot to get over to our designated work area.

Fire In The Belly

June 4th, 2019|

A week ago, one of my key team members showed up at the GAPS Elementary School job site; his first day on the job 2½ hours late!

May 2019

The $20,000 Key

May 28th, 2019|

Earlier this spring, we were closing out a project when the owner requested the return of the three hard copy keys we were issued. I had two of the three keys but we were missing the third key.

The Octopus

May 21st, 2019|

There were some significant challenges on the remodel of theOregon State Capitol HVAC, piping project. These historic buildings are not seismically upgraded, and are occupied.