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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.

February 2018

“Avoid Feeling Foolish”

February 27th, 2018|

Early in my career I had a supervisor who was rather crusty, just a bit difficult to be around. He could be a real pain in the butt.

Fired It Up

February 20th, 2018|

We had just installed six roof top units (RTU's) in a new commercial building. Our installation was completed but the other crafts were still working on the site trying to get the new building ready for handoff to the owners.

DIY Valentine

February 13th, 2018|

I spend a lot of time picking out the perfect cards for birthdays, anniversaries, and of course Valentine's Day. I realized that the message I typically have written in every card, no matter the occasion, is always about the same:

“Beat the Boss…”

February 6th, 2018|

In 1982 I had just moved to Juneau, Alaska to work for BCD Construction. My entire framing crew was new. We had been working together for just a few weeks and were starting to get the feel for each other.

January 2018

“Fill ‘er Up”

January 30th, 2018|

When I was 14-years-old I began working my first job. My buddy and I both got jobs at a neighborhood gas station and we both thought that was the coolest thing. After a few months I thought I was starting to get the hang of it.

Permit to Success

January 23rd, 2018|

About six years ago, I got my first learner's permit. I was eager to learn to drive so I could buy my own car and quit bumming rides. Unfortunately, life became so busy that I never got a chance to practice driving.

Flying Through the Air

January 16th, 2018|

I was working at a brand new, enormous, state-of-the-art shop with two huge overhead cranes that ran the length of the shop. They ran on high voltage tracks mounted on top of huge I-beams.

Who Moved My Stuff?

January 9th, 2018|

Last Thursday, October 26th, we had an all plant meeting. We started having them every two weeks to discuss all of the issues that have come up over the previous month. The plant supervisor, Emma, had brought up the fact that some of the crates used for cleaning supplies keep coming up missing.

Smiles Are Spreading

January 2nd, 2018|

The assignment we were given at session 3 of the Leadership Development Lab was to apply 5x More Enthusiasm to some task we had been procrastinating on or just seemed to be stuck.

December 2017

Contagious Headaches

December 26th, 2017|

Back in 1995 I was a young 19-year-old working on my first pipe crew project. We were laying 66" concrete pipe. I was very new to pipe work.