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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.

August 2019

Pioneering the Oregon Trail VII

August 27th, 2019|

The fourth day of our journey from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA, we stopped at Musgrove Mills Battlefield State Park . The park was closed and still Miss Dawn, the local park ranger, welcomed us and enthusiastically told us the battlefield's story.

Efficient Forecasting

August 20th, 2019|

3 steps to efficiency

Caitlin, Field Engineer for an industrial general contractor based in Vancouver, told Session 9B of Turbo Leadership Systems’ Leadership Development Lab:

“Each week I print off a cost report called […]

Pioneering the Oregon Trail V1

August 13th, 2019|

On the third day of our summer trip from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA, we toured the quaint pre-revolutionary town of Summerville, SC. Summerville was established as a summer refuge from the sweltering heat, mosquitoes, and swamp fever thriving in the low lands of Charleston.

Deciding To Decide

August 6th, 2019|

At Session 1 of the Leadership Development Lab, our instructor explained the 'comfort zone' in ways I had never heard before. He pointed out that as our comfort zone expands we become more decisive, and more willing to take the initiative.

July 2019

Welcome Walk

July 30th, 2019|

On Thursday, May 18 2019, I heard we had a new employee joining our company. For his first day on the job he was being sent out to our William Walker Elementary job.

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.