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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.

Wake Up Your Audience with Enthusiasm

October 27th, 2020|

Stop talking, start inspiring

Linda, a sales rep for a Portland based ceramic and clay company told Session 8B of Turbo Leadership System’s Leadership Development Lab™ (LDL):

“Twice a year […]

Listening Can Make Life A Ball

October 20th, 2020|

When my 15-year-old daughter, Marissa, comes to me with a problem, I’ve been in the habit of interrupting her and voicing my opinion on what she should do before she can even finish her sentence. She was always complaining that I never listened to her.

Homecoming

October 13th, 2020|

About six weeks before I received my red dot at Session 3 of the LDL, my wife and I found out that my sister-in-law (Wanda) was coming home from the Philippines on September 26. She had been gone for 18 months, so my wife and I decided that we would have a big party for her when she got home.

Whale of a Tale

October 6th, 2020|

Seven years ago, this October, I was sailing my newly acquired sailboat, which was moored in Yaquina Bay at Newport. Along were my good friend and sailing mentor Joe, his wife Joanne, and my wife Waynette.

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.