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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 35 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.

Pioneering the Oregon Trail Volume XIII:

September 29th, 2020|

Over the summer of 2019, we drove across the United States, much of the time on back roads and we camped in 15 different states. I have marveled at the difference in quality, size, neatness and clutter of the homes we've driven by.

Crazy Ideas

September 22nd, 2020|

While I was an OEM Engineer, I was responsible for many things including cylinder design. One of our important clients asked for a bid on a limited budget, custom, attachment design.

Pioneering the Oregon Trail Volume XII:

September 15th, 2020|

Coal Miner’s Daughter
What is your legacy?

Day nine of our trip from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA: After a long drive from President Polk’s library in Columbia, TN, […]

What’s the Score?

September 8th, 2020|

The paving crew on the job I am running had somehow gotten the impression that we were on pace or ahead of our estimated production target and operating profitably. The truth was that we were over budgeted labor costs and a little behind schedule.

Pioneering the Oregon Trail Volume XI:

September 1st, 2020|

Day eleven of our journey from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA: We shopped at old town Independence, Missouri's Aldi, the nearest grocery store to our campsite.

Path To Project Management

August 25th, 2020|

In 2014, I was hired on as an administrative assistant for Jet Industries. In December 2017, Chuck Evans, the General Superintendent of our division stopped by my desk and asked me again if I was 'absolutely sure' I didn't want to become a Project Manager.

Pioneering the Oregon Trail Volume X:

August 18th, 2020|

On the fourth day of our return trip from Oregon back to Georgia we stopped in Gothenburg, NB. We slowly drove by several of the beautiful, late 1800's homes that are carefully maintained to pristine condition.

Basket Weavers

August 11th, 2020|

50% improvement in productivity

Kurt, Foreman for a professional, full mechanical company including plumbing, hydronics, HHVAC and based in Vancouver, WA told Session 3B of the Leadership Development Lab™:

“I […]

Pioneering the Oregon Trail Volume IX:

August 4th, 2020|

June 23rd, our 57th wedding anniversary, and day 15 of our journey from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA. We left Ogallala, NE and set out for Chimney Rock. We spotted landmarks along the way: Independence Rock, Courthouse Rock, Jail Rock, Scott's Bluff, Soda Springs, growing more excited until we finally saw what is, unmistakably, Chimney Rock.

Listen To Your Peers

July 28th, 2020|

How to beat your competition
Brian, OEM/Engineering manager for a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of material handling equipment based in Portland, OR told Session 7B of […]