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For over 20 years, Larry W. Dennis, Sr. has written a weekly leadership insights post. Please enjoy and forward to others to read and enjoy.
Each Tuesday, we post a 500-word true story from leaders just like you. Benefit from what they’ve learned.

2021 Cross Country Adventure

November 2nd, 2021|

September 3rd - day three of our eastbound 2021 Cross Country Adventure. When we walked into the crowded restaurant, Nick, his first day on the job, smiled and with a warn friendly voice said...

2021 Cross Country Adventure

October 26th, 2021|

This past spring, when flying back to Oregon to teach the Leadership Development Lab (LDL), I reconnected with Clarence Hopkins, Owner and President of Royal Bearing.

2021 Cross Country Adventure

October 19th, 2021|

Our 59th wedding anniversary, and the 22nd day of our westbound 2021 Cross Country Adventure. We found our way to Dixon, IL, and the childhood home of Ronald Reagan.

2021 Cross Country Adventure

October 12th, 2021|

June 1, the first night out on our westbound 2021 Cross Country Adventure. At about 5:30 PM, I called the Yonah Mountain Campground to see if they had available space.

2021 Cross Country Adventure

October 5th, 2021|

While we were visiting President Ronald Reagan’s childhood home in Dixon, Illinois our enthusiastic host recommended we visit the nearby John Deere Historic Site.

2020 Coast-To-Coast Adventure: Roadkill Cafe

September 28th, 2021|

On Friday, October 16, we were cruising along on I-40 when I realized it was time to gas up. It had been some time since we’d seen a gas sign. I pulled off at the next exit.

The Ripple Effect Volume XIV:

September 21st, 2021|

In 1970, Ralph appointed me General Manager of the entire Detroit operation, including the five course directors, administrative staff, and, indirectly, dozens of the five course instructors.


September 14th, 2021|

This past week on our trip to southwest Georgia, we visited Andersonville, GA, and the remains of the infamous Andersonville Prison, also known as Camp Sumter. When we drove into Andersonville, we were struck by the obelisk in the middle of Main Street erected in memory of Capt. Henry Wirz.

The Ripple Effect Volume XIII

September 7th, 2021|

Being an instructor of the Sales Course required about the same amount of time I’d devoted to being an Instructor’s Assistant. My routine didn’t change much either. I continued selling the Sales Course during the day and teaching it in the evenings.

The Ripple Effect Volume XII

August 31st, 2021|

In addition to a full work week, I was studying on the weekends preparing to attend the Sales Course Instructor Training Conference. I was required to memorize 36 human relations principles, dozens of term definitions.