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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.

April 2019

Put It In Writing

April 9th, 2019|

In early the spring of 2019, I was working at a new school inAlbany, OR. We had foremen job progress meetings every Monday. Due to unplanned for conditions, the carpenters, who worked for the general contractor, were having problems getting materials needed to the start their parts of the project.

“A” is for AutoCAD

April 2nd, 2019|

In the spring of 2000, 19 years ago and 19 years after graduating from high school, I decided to take a computer-aided drafting class; AutoCAD, for short.

March 2019

Pay Day

March 26th, 2019|

Our company standard is to submit all labor hours to payroll by the end of the day Monday each week. It was my job to get everyone's time submitted at the OHSU CHH south job.

The Stolen Sawzall

March 19th, 2019|

When I first got into the trades, I saved money for weeks if not months. I was trying to purchase a new Milwaukee Combo Kit. Well, I finally got one and was incredibly excited and proud of it.

Up On the Roof

March 12th, 2019|

It was the middle of our wet November, and we were working on a project near Tigard, OR. Edan, a new member of our crew, was about to begin work on one of our jobs. His task was to reattach a sky light on our client's building roof.

Measuring Up

March 5th, 2019|

In 2006, my crew and I, at the Caterpillar (CAT) dealership in Portland, Oregon, were trying to create a more efficient shop. Caterpillar had just come out with a contamination control program and set a cleanliness standard for all CAT dealers.

February 2019

Brainstorming Bridge Builders

February 26th, 2019|

I am working on a high-profile Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) project that involves one of the major connectors to I-5. When construction began, ODOT faced the public's negative reaction to the traffic impact and criticism from the region's elected representatives.

Making Your Team Count

February 19th, 2019|

Utilizing the new time management techniques from the LDL has positively affected the way I work. About a year ago, we restructured the way the clients each of us are responsible for get assigned.

Lewis & Clark Trail: Volume III

February 12th, 2019|

May 21, 1804, Saint Charles, MO. After four months of preparation, purchasing and packing supplies for the journey, the careful selection of the 33-man company, and the supplemental training required, President Jefferson's Corps of Discovery was staged and ready to go.

Permission Granted

February 5th, 2019|

I received notice that I should meet with the officials at the Building Department office. I expected the building permit application I submitted for review was ready and they would release the permit to me at the conclusion of the meeting, instead, to my surprise, they gave me an additional comment sheet.