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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.

Blasting Ahead

February 7th, 2023|

March 2010, I was walking through our manufacturing shop with my boss, Mark Kingery. We were both commenting on how dirty our shop had become. Dust seemed to cover everything.

Hot Shot

January 31st, 2023|

In 2001, I was 19 years old and working as a Customer Service Representative at an auto glass wholesaler in Wilsonville, OR. I was taking phone orders from our commercial customers.

Volunteering’s Ripple Effect Volume XVII

January 24th, 2023|

I had a billboard-sized sign installed in front of our office. We found a nice church to attend, loved our new home, the boys made friends and were settled into school.

How Was Your Weekend?

January 17th, 2023|

When we were given the Pearl assignment, I knew who I had to choose. I chose Dave H. Dave is my designer, drafter, estimator, do-all-er. The situation used to be that I did a lot of complaining to Dave, not about him, just in general.

Hit the Ball Out of the Park

January 10th, 2023|

It was spring of 2006 and I was in my sophomore year playing for the University of Oregon Club Baseball Team. I was extremely excited because I missed try-outs my freshman year.

Let Go and Grab the Gold Ring

January 3rd, 2023|

While I was on vacation at Universal Studios in California with my family, I made a decision that has dramatically changed the course of my career. This was in November 2016.

I’ll Take the Job

December 27th, 2022|

It was July of 2021, our company had just completed a massive knockdown in Bothell, WA where I was one of the field mechanics. I was sent back to our home base shop in Battle Ground, WA to put away all the supplies and tools, to be organized for our next job.

Who’s Your Best Friend?

December 20th, 2022|

September 1: the first day of our eastbound 2021 Cross Country Adventure. We checked in at the Roseburg Riverside RV Park on the banks of the Umpqua River.

Using the One Note App

December 13th, 2022|

I was doing my weekly LDL reading from Making Moments Matter, Chapter 8 ‘Be Wise-Systemize’ and recognized that the planning system I use works well for me to be systemized with my to-do lists, daily planning, and forward planning.

Empathy or Sympathy

December 6th, 2022|

This past December, while Donna Lee was in recovery from double by-pass open heart surgery, I was on the phone with my brother Bill and sister-in-law Judy. I was trying to tell them about the outpouring of love and support I had felt for Donna Lee as she was recovering.