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.
In Eleven Rings, Jackson candidly describes how he:
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"Through candor and comprehensiveness, Jackson writes a convincing revisionist take, in which he emerges as an excellent coach...highly readable...reflects Jackson's polymathy."--"The New York Times Book Review" "Part sports memoir, part New Age spirit quest, part pseudo-management tract...But the primary thing with Jackson -- as with all the old bards, who were also known for repeating themselves -- is the voice."--Sam Anderson, "The New York Times Magazine" "The legendary Bulls and Lakers leader's new book finally enlightened me to Jackson's lifelong dedication to the game."--"The Atlantic" "He tells you at different times to see beyond what is seen and to hear the unheard...applicable to groups in any walk of life."--"The Bleacher Report"
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 21st May 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.3 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.66