Our Story

Who We Are

Turknett Leadership Group (TLG) is one of the most recognized names in leadership development – located in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded by Bob and Lyn Turknett in 1987, TLG has been providing timely leadership development services for over 35 years. The Turknett Leadership Character Model creates the foundation for all of TLG’s services. TLG has worked with thousands of individuals, teams, and companies around the world to help them unleash their full potential.

Mission & Values

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Spreading Leadership Character around the world, creating leaders everywhere who live and lead with integrity, respect, and responsibility.



Developing leaders of character who forge cultures of inclusiveness, respect, trust, and accountability.

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Our Leadership Character Model™ forms the foundation for how we touch our clients, employees, families, stakeholders, and the world beyond.  Integrity, and a balance of respect and responsibility, form the cornerstone of all we do.


Bob and Lyn Turknett


Bob and Lyn Turknett formed TLG over thirty years ago. They have led by example while building the organization’s culture and services around the principles set forth in their Leadership Character Model™.

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Business & Psychology

Psychological, organizational, and business dynamics collectively influence teams. TLG understands the why and how of team dynamics. While general management consultants generally do not understand individual and organizational dynamics, and psychologists generally do not understand business dynamics, we recognize both and integrate these factors into our work with every client.

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We are passionately committed to fostering positive outcomes for every person, team, and organization we serve. Often individuals tell us that we have changed their lives and companies have credited TLG as an essential ingredient that led to their success.

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Character-Based Development

TLG’s Leadership Character Model™ is a set of principles that guide our work. Our experience has proven that strong leadership character is the critical foundation for high performance in individuals, teams, and companies.

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Leadership Character Model

The Leadership Character Model was developed in 1995 by Robert and Carolyn Turknett, founders of Turknett Leadership Group. They believe that leadership is about character – who you are not what you do. And today when leadership is needed at all organizational levels, it is critical that leadership character be developed and enhanced in all individuals. It is those with leadership character who will contribute to others in powerful ways and help their organizations achieve bottom line results and long-lasting success.