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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.

November 2019

Driver’s Ed

November 12th, 2019|

You can't learn to lead from lectures. Online learning is the wave of the future. I'm a strong advocate for using the extraordinary resources of the Internet to pass along knowledge.

Celebrating 75 Years – Paris, France: D-Day

November 5th, 2019|

Over 20 years ago, I was scheduled to be the keynote speaker for a client's annual franchisee meeting in Springfield, Missouri.

October 2019

Night School

October 29th, 2019|

Over the Christmas and New Year's break, I talked with Virgil Casto, my old army buddy from over 50 years ago. Talking with Virgil put me in a reflective mood.

Back To School

October 22nd, 2019|

When I received my 5X Red Dot, and the admonition to apply 5X more enthusiasm - 'commitment in action' to one of my stalled projects.

Pioneering the Oregon Trail Volume V:

October 15th, 2019|

Day 10 of our 2,500 mile adventure from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA:We stayed at the Camelot RV site last night; one of the most well-kept, neat-as-a-pen, not a rock out of place, sites we’ve stayed in. Camelot RV is located in the town of my birth, Poplar Bluff, MO.

Tax Extension Made Easy

October 8th, 2019|

Training new employees can be taxing

Katie, Manager of a Lake Oswego based CPA firm, told Session 9B of Turbo Leadership System’s Leadership Development Lab (LDL):

“We have a new intern in our office. She […]

Pioneering the Oregon Trail Volume IV:

October 1st, 2019|

The 8th day of our journey from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA: Today is June 23rd, our 57th wedding anniversary, and the anniversary of President James K. Polk signing the peaceful Oregon Treaty with Great Britain.

September 2019

Late Again?

September 24th, 2019|

It was the beginning of 2019, a new year and we were working on a job site in North Portland. We had a new crew member working in the field with me who had only been with the company a little over a month.

Pioneering the Oregon Trail Volume III:

September 17th, 2019|

The seventh day of our trip from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA, we attended the Grand Ole Opry, 80 years of continuously broadcasting "the program that made country music famous."

Wrangling Retention

September 10th, 2019|

Adaptive approach for challenging change
Linda, Senior Territory Manager of a casualty insurance company in Seattle, WA told Session 9B of Turbo Leadership System’s Leadership Development Lab (LDL):

At our quarterly team meeting, in the […]