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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.

Karate Kid: Volume III

March 24th, 2020|

Mondays are a gamble. Some so busy, that when I reach the end of the day there is still loads to be done. This past Monday was a nice steady pace.

Karate Kid: Vol II

March 17th, 2020|

This past Tuesday was going like any other day. My balancing act included working the front counter, answering phones, helping customers, processing paperwork, answering emails, keeping employees on task and tackling whatever else the day threw my way.

Karate Kid Vol I

March 10th, 2020|

At Session 2A of the Leadership Development Lab, I chose Brad as my 'pearl.' Gaining more confidence and leadership skills as we continue through the class, I knew it was time to go into action.

House To Home

March 3rd, 2020|

In late summer of 2015, the life journey of building our own home began. We didn't like the traffic so close to our kid's play area and we decided to sell our town house in Yacotl, WA.

Ready For Bid

February 25th, 2020|

Back in 2008 I was hired on with C&S Fire Safe Services as Leadman on one of our restaurant exhaust cleaning trucks. Our job is to solve the number one cause of restaurant fires, we clean commercial kitchen exhaust systems in restaurants.

Lifetime Valentine

February 18th, 2020|

About 10 years ago, my oldest brother (out of 11 siblings) decided his marriage was not enough for him, so he looked for happiness elsewhere leaving behind five beautiful children.

Monkey Wrenching: Volume II

February 11th, 2020|

On my drive home from Session 2, I was feeling good about having given my 'egg on my face' talk, like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I felt great and was ready for that ride home.

Monkey Wrenching: Volume I

February 4th, 2020|

Three and a half years ago, about 6 months in to working for Point S at our automotive shop in Albany, OR, I had come to learn that the techs share tools; whether they are owned by the shop or by an individual tech.

Short On Tools

January 28th, 2020|

About ten years ago, I was working on a retirement facility in Portland. Jet Industries was contracted to replace a large 6" backflow assembly controlling the water service to the building.

Driver’s Seat

January 21st, 2020|

Twelve years ago, I was sitting at home when I got a call from my brother. He told me that one of his fellow subcontractors for the company he was working with was leaving and they were offering me the job.