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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 2018

Job Site Visit

July 24th, 2018|

We recently conducted an in-company Leadership Development Lab(LDL) for the entire management team of a large, general contractor firm in Oregon.

Pay Roll

July 17th, 2018|

For the last three weeks, I have been cross-training our office manager, Christie, in preparing payroll with our newly installed accounting software.

Ahead of the Game

July 10th, 2018|

We were seal coating a really long, extra wide driveway in Prineville. The huge house was perched on top of a hill that overlooks the valley down below. The main part of the driveway was steep with lots of switchbacks.

Taxing Tax Penalties

July 3rd, 2018|

January 31st is the deadline for W-2's and 1099's to be electronically transmitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security Administration, and the state of Oregon.

June 2018

Hit the Deck

June 26th, 2018|

A couple of month's back I was working on a huge deck project that included a couple of features that were new to me and our company. This was our first time to use this new system for waterproofing a deck.

How Am I Doing?

June 19th, 2018|

I have one employee in particular that has voiced his need to know how he is doing on jobs and his general overall performance. I realized that this is likely something that all of our employees would like to know but rarely say so.

Overflowing Files

June 12th, 2018|

My position generates a lot of paperwork: payroll reports, subcontracts, billings, etc. The part of my job I hate the most is filing! I will use any way possible to avoid it. One of my latest strategies has been to pawn it off to our scale clerk to complete between trucks.

Crash Landing

June 5th, 2018|

It was an unusually cloudy day in central Oregon. Shane, a regular customer pulled his big rig in to our shop. Everyone in our branch knew we were scheduled to put tires on the front of this important customer's semi.

May 2018

Rounding Round Rocks

May 29th, 2018|

We had a project at an adult care center going from the ground up. To get power to the site I had to get a 4" conduit across 250' of existing pavement.

Missing Holes

May 22nd, 2018|

I have been dealing with a lot of issues on my current project, one of which is the framers completely missing a lot of our openings where the duct work is to go through the walls.