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Welcome to Turbo Leadership System's Blog

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.

Granddad’s Grand Coffee Table

April 25th, 2023|

At Session 3 we were challenged to dust off a stalled project, something we had started and forgotten, or given up on. As a reminder to apply 5X more enthusiasm, “commitment in action,” to our stalled project we were given a red dot with 5X written on it.

Lines Entwine, Then Align for Reassign

April 18th, 2023|

Three weeks ago, on my current project, I was feeling overwhelmed and overworked. I had an apprentice working on the routine tasks. I felt like I had to tackle the more complex parts of our job.

I’m Right!” “NO! I’m Right!”

April 11th, 2023|

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked by the company chairman to advise regarding wage withholding for our new benefits program. Everyone had different answers, different opinions for him, but somewhere the new laws are clear.

Crawl Space

April 4th, 2023|

Yesterday, after looking at my 5X wrist band for more weeks and I'd like to admit, I finally got down into our basement /crawlspace. My mission: replace our water system’s filters.

$300,000 On the Table

March 28th, 2023|

In July of this year, I submitted a bid on one of the largest abatement projects our firm has ever bid on. Our bid came in at $1,545,000. When I saw the other bids had come in at $1,890,000 and over $2.6 million, I had a sinking feeling.

Volunteering’s Ripple Effect Volume XVIII

March 14th, 2023|

Shortly after winning the Republican Winnebago County Board primary election, Donna Lee and I attended a weekend Advanced Speaking Seminar in New York City.

You Are Pregnant With Possibilities

March 7th, 2023|

In 2001, I was 21 years old and working as a bar tender. I had worked in the food services industry for seven years ever since I was fourteen, it was all I knew.

End Your Projects on a High Note

February 28th, 2023|

For the past two months, we have had a rocky working relationship with one of our important equipment suppliers. They dropped the ball on one of my projects.

Boots on the Ground

February 21st, 2023|

In late October 2021, our up and coming Demolition Superintendent Skyler Denny and myself were at our 3 Kings Summer Office in Burien, WA. We were working on the best way to transfer our estimator’s and project manager’s knowledge to the field.

Butcher, Baker, Sandwich Maker

February 14th, 2023|

A few days ago, I pulled into Publix, our favorite grocery store in downtown Loganville Georgia. We drive by a Kroger and a Walmart on our way to Publix. We like the store’s smaller size, and they have a better fruit selection.