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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.

May 2017

Now I See

May 2nd, 2017|

In December, just before Christmas, my 79-year-old aunt was in a rehab facility. I was hearing the term 'failure to thrive' from several of her doctors. How could this be?

April 2017

Coaching a Challenging Employee

April 25th, 2017|

A couple of weeks ago, my Foreman came to me and told me that he was having trouble with one of the operators on his job. Jerry was tasked with stacking dirt from two crews.

Pick Up the Pick-Up

April 18th, 2017|

In the Winter of 2010, I got a call from the owner of our company telling me to go pick up Crummy, our company truck.

Roll On

April 11th, 2017|

In February 2012, on the #10 paper machine of a client's paper mill, our firm's millwrights were changing out four felt rolls as a part of a 1-day shutdown. The work had been planned and scheduled accordingly.

Stop Hideous Behavior

April 4th, 2017|

In Spring of 2002 at the construction company I was working for back then, we were just getting prepared for the new season. With the volume of request for bids we were responding to, we expected a major spurt of growth.

March 2017

Smooth Sailing

March 28th, 2017|

About three years ago our barge construction company decided to take the lofting department from the manual methods of the 1970's into the modern technologies of the 1990's, and hopefully on into the 21st Century by switching from handmade drawings and 1/10 scale lofting to computerized lofting.

Weekend of Worry

March 21st, 2017|

Last Friday afternoon, I spent some time at our tube forging plant. While visiting with our Materials Manager, I learned the details of a proposed commercial transaction between our company and one of our competitors.

What’s the Score?

March 14th, 2017|

At the kickoff of the Leadership Development Lab (LDL) for a Kapuskasing, Ontario paper mill, Terry, the Site Manager, made a presentation on the importance of change and improving the performance of their #5 paper machine.

Aesop’s Fables

March 7th, 2017|

A Miller and his son were driving their donkey to a neighboring fair to sell him. They had not gone far when they met with a troop of women collected around a well, talking and laughing.

February 2017

Say – “We Dig What You Do”

February 28th, 2017|

Two weeks ago while my crew was digging a ditch from the plant blower building on our job at the Forest Grove Clean Water facility, I overheard our excavator operator complimenting one of our laborers down in the ditch.