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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.

March 2017

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.

Reflecting on a Broken Mirror

February 21st, 2017|

A few weeks ago, we had a bad storm. The intense wind pushed a tree on my street down - right onto my car.

Closing the Sale

February 14th, 2017|

A few weeks ago, I observed a member of our sales team who seems to do well as far as getting appointments, arousing interest in meeting, achieving all the technical aspects and presenting the customer with desirable solutions - but he seems to have a great deal of trouble closing the contract.

Small Addendum, Large Change

February 7th, 2017|

On a mid-size project we had been told we were being awarded, the design team mentioned a small addendum to be priced before the contract could be signed.

January 2017

Old Disputed Invoices

January 31st, 2017|

Consolidated has worked for many years with a great underground contracting company. Through the years, we have dealt with several payable issues that have strung out much longer than they should.

Power Up

January 24th, 2017|

Toward the end of October, Ryan, a third-year apprentice, was helping with estimating in our office. A job included a generator rewire submittal and he asked me a few questions.

Your 2017 Challenge

January 17th, 2017|

It was the winter of 1959, a long time ago. I was in my room on the third floor of the parsonage on Sunnyside Boulevard in Cleveland, Ohio. I was reading with modern jazz playing in the background.

Rat Fink

January 10th, 2017|

In January of 2014, I was working for a pest control company in Portland. One of my clients paid us $2500 to place 100 rat traps in their building.

Finished Floors

January 3rd, 2017|

When we moved into our home on February 15, 2003, my hardwood floors were stunning. Fast forward to October 2, 2016 (my wife's birthday), our floors were worn to raw wood throughout the house.