Look to the Goal, and Stay out of the Ditch

December 20, 2014By dennisbrookeBuilding the Best Relationships, Doing the Right Thing, Leadership, Leadership from the Middle, The Writing Journey

I took a motorcycle class to get re-certified and learned an important principle that goes way beyond riding two wheelers. The instructor emphasized over and over in both the classroom and on the course that when you’re making a turn you want to look through the turn—look where you’re going—and not at the obstacle near … Read More

A Bit of Attitude

September 15, 2011By dennisbrookeDoing the Right Thing, Leadership from the Middle

Winning often requires more than just skill and practice–it sometimes comes down to a bit of attitude; some swagger to back up hard work and preparation. A good example is the turnaround of the football team of my undergrad alma mater, the Washington Huskies. In 2009 after an 0 and 12 and excruciatingly-painful-to-watch-from-our-seats-in-the-stands-season, Washington hired … Read More

The Big Story

June 29, 2011By dennisbrookeBuilding the Best Relationships, Doing the Right Thing, Leadership from the Middle, The Last Apostle, The Writing Journey

I’ve neglected my story telling blog recently because I’ve been working on a bigger story, a longer one, a novel about 95,000 words long. I recently entered my manuscript into a contest for unpublished fiction writers. I was optimistic because an earlier version of the same story had placed third in an international on-line contest and … Read More