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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.

September 2018


September 25th, 2018|

Early in the morning of April 4th, 2017, my paving crew and I went to Tetherow Resort (Bend, Oregon) to pave a residential driveway. We were paving along getting things done as usual.

Happy Dance

September 18th, 2018|

It was about 7:30 Monday night in mid-January. We were in our company apartment in downtown Kapuskasing, Ontario. I asked Craig, one of my partners, "Do we have any corn chips?"


September 11th, 2018|

In the early spring of 2017 we visited one of our favorite spots on the North Oregon Coast. Fort Clatsop was Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery's, winter camp in 1805.


September 4th, 2018|

Work your way up
Sean, manager of marketing services for a dental equipment manufacturer, told session seven of the Leadership Development Lab (LDL):

“At session three of the LDL we were challenged to apply 5X More Enthusiasm (“commitment in action”) […]

August 2018

Measuring Time

August 28th, 2018|

I have always felt this quote was describing Thomas Edison. In his lifetime he had over 2,332 patents worldwide for his inventions.

Sail Into Sacrifice

August 21st, 2018|

When I received the slip of paper with my impromptu topic that said 'model.' I was glad I brought a model of an outrigger canoe sailboat with me. It made a great visual aid.

Who Is the Boss?

August 14th, 2018|

Show them you know who’s boss!

I have asked thousands in audiences across America, “Who signs your paycheck?” This is the same question I used to open my book, Repeat Business: Six […]

Preparation saved a life

August 7th, 2018|

Certified and ready for duty
Teri, office manager for a construction company in Battle Ground, WA, told session four of the Leadership Development Lab…

“Back in 1997, I was fortunate enough to […]

July 2018

Listen to Old Timers

July 31st, 2018|

We have this guy at work that is a truck driver and he 'knows everything!' When any of us are in the shop working on any of our exceptionally broad variety of large and small equipment, he always has to put in his 'two cents.'

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.