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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.

September 2017

Building on Success

September 26th, 2017|

The leadership principles and ideals we have learned during the 10-week Leadership Development Lab have helped our design/build team through a very difficult problem associated with the design and cost of the Armory Phase II project.

A Full Life

September 19th, 2017|

Smooth Sailing

Recently I had the opportunity of spending several wonderful days with my brother Bill. He sold his Spokane, WA electrical contracting company and retired ten years ago. I love […]

Steer Clear of Fear

September 12th, 2017|

A technician who has been with the organization for a short time, and was not a part of the program in 2014, said "I know this survey isn't confidential.


September 5th, 2017|

Are you an active listener? When your colleagues are speaking, are you thinking about what you want to or should say next? Or are you fully engaged with what they are saying now?

August 2017


August 29th, 2017|

Yesterday afternoon I stopped at Ace Hardware. I had several things on my list including:

Take a Stand for Standards

August 22nd, 2017|

I started on Valentine's Day 2011 as manager of a 6-year-old tire and auto repair store in Northwest Portland, OR. The store had a history of bad managers that didn't do the right things.

Tell Me More

August 15th, 2017|

While having lunch in the Denny's restaurant in Union Gap, Washington, I noticed a family come in; Grandma, son, and a grandson.

Flying High

August 8th, 2017|

Sunday, on our return from a rather quick trip to Detroit for a family emergency, Donna Lee (my wife) and I wanted to sit together. To get seats together, we ended up in the last row, aisle 40.

Root Cause

August 1st, 2017|

For decades I have urged clients, –participants in our Turbo programs; when facing a problem to explore, search for and find the root cause of the problem, before trying to find a solution.

July 2017

A More Professional ME

July 25th, 2017|

We all feel the day to day pressure of too much to do, and not enough time to get it done but now the process was really on. I had been struggling with the increased workload, countless items that needed to be completed each day.