Eleven Rings

Eleven Rings

The Soul of Success

Book - 2013
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During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the "Zen master" half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players' nature, not their egos, fear, or greed. This is the story of a preacher's kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. In the process, he developed a new approach to leadership based on freedom, authenticity, and selfless teamwork that turned the hypercompetitive world of professional sports on its head.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781594205118
Branch Call Number: 796.323092 JAC NVD
Characteristics: 356 p., [12] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Delehanty, Hugh 1949-
Alternative Title: 11 rings
Soul of success


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ChristchurchLib Aug 20, 2013

"Basketball coach Phil Jackson won 11 championship rings in the NBA while coaching the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, and became known for applying his own brand of spirituality to his coaching technique. In Eleven Rings, he explains how he developed a spiritual framework that provided the foundation for his winning formula and enabled him to manage such individualistic superstars as Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, and Michael Jordan. Basketball fans will relish the details in this inspirational memoir, including coaching technique, tidbits about the players, and Jackson's personal views." August 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=667868

Jul 11, 2013

One of the best books by a superstar coach ever written, easily equal in importance to Bill Walsh's landmark books. Jackson accomplished the impossible, persuading Jordan, Pippen, Rodman, Bryant, and O'Neal to perform as brother warriors. This is note merely a nice story; it is historical. The world has entered an age of energy-awareness in which the welfare of the individual will increasingly be the seen as more important than the health of institutions. Walsh and Jackson, more than any other coaches, have led the way.

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