[EBOOK / KINDLE] Eleven Rings Author Phil Jackson


  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Eleven Rings
  • Phil Jackson
  • English
  • 24 July 2018
  • 9781594205118

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Eleven Rings characters ã 104 characters Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Phil Jackson Read & Download Eleven Rings Anistic 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 heLearned the secrets of mindfulness and team chemistry while playing for the champion New York Knicks in the 1970s Managed Michael Jordan the greatest player in the world and got him to embrace selflessness even if it meant losing a scoring title Forged successful teams out of players of varying abilities by getting them to trust one another and perform in sync Inspired Dennis Rodman and other “uncoachable” personali. I love this book It s a perfect storm in reverse every good thing about it is enhanced by all the other good things that surround itFor a lifelong basketball fan with a deep interest in spiritual practice creative improvisation managing talent and eliciting outstanding performance it s a heady mix The book backfills my memory of the great games I still replay in my mind going back to a limping Willis s unforgettable two shots in the final game against the Lakers in 1970 But it is than an intimate history of the game from a brilliant analyst You get to follow the growth of players like Jordan Pippin and Bryant people who were great to start with as they into something beyond mere skill and athleticism You understand the delicacy with which Jackson handled someone as flamboyant and ornery as Rodman successfully converting his eccentricities into consistent contributions at the highest levelBut the book is also a toolbox filled with brilliant how tos How to fuse gifted individuals into what Jackson calls a tribe How to instill confidence and independence in fragile egos how to elicit consistently great performance from every member of the team from the stars to the role players coming off the bench how to manage the elephant ie Jerry Krause There are even simple but effective instructions in Zen MeditationEleven Rings is a lucid exposition of the ways it is still possible to function originally creatively and responsibly while working with others He reminds me of Ingmar Bergman and Robert Bresson in that respect Both were filmmakers with a religious dimension who were known for their creative collaborations But they worked at one remove from the commercial mainstream Jackson seems to have succeeded under the glare of the bright lights and the pressure of the big bucks

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Eleven Rings characters ã 104 characters Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Phil Jackson Read & Download Eleven Rings Ties to devote themselves to something larger than themselves Transformed Kobe Bryant from a rebellious teenager into a mature leader of a championship teamEleven times Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal the NBA championship six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers We all know the legendary stars on those teams or think we do What Eleven Rings shows us however is that when it comes to the most important lessons we don’t know very much at all This book is full of revelations about fascinating personalities and their drive to win; about the wellsprings of motivation and competition at the highest levels; and about what it takes to bring out the best in ourselves and other. There was much less about practical coaching and management wisdom than I hoped for in this book It s not evident that Jackson is reading and learning from other management and leadership works himself or other coaches other than those who have already been with him for years He uotes a few Buddhist works or proverbs but that s about it so I found him to be pretty intellectually shallow despite being famous for giving his players books The soul of success is surrendering to what is is supposed to mean something Rather late in his career after a few seasons with Kobe Bryant Jackson writes he contacted a psychologist for advice The advice seemed superficial at best focus on positive reinforcement and Jackson didn t use it long This kind of helter skelter application of shallow psychology doesn t strike me as very well educated or thoughtfulJackson learned a lot of his coaching from Red Holzman while playing for the Knicks One lesson from Holzman was when asked the difference between winning and losing I go home drink a scotch and enjoy the delicious meal my wife is cooking Jackson returns back to the Zen proverb of what one does both before and after enlightenment Chop wood carry water Jackson revels in breaking Holzman rival Red Auerbach s championship recordThere are a few points Jackson makes up front about how he tried to instill teamwork into the Bulls and Lakers One that stood out was Turn the mundane into the sacred Rituals build unity this is reminiscent of Charles Duhig s The Power of Habit For example Jackson has his teams stand in a circle before and after practice everything in a circle He calls the team area the tribal room etc Sometimes he even led tense Laker teams in silent moments to synchronize their breath He is famous for giving his players books on road trips and he recounts which books he gave which players This practice has earned Jackson the reputation as being somehow book smart whereas as I point out elsewhere that doesn t really seem to be the caseGenerally there doesn t appear much that sets apart Jackson from other coaches other than the rings Having read books by other championship coaches I was interested to see if there were any lessons or daily principles they follow The only constant with Jackson appears to be meditation for stress relief and emotional regulation But the meditation doesn t help his anger issues and he deals with years of repressed anger after his daughter is assaulted and Kobe Bryant is arrested on similar charges His parents were Pentecostals who erroneously taught him that anger was wrong Jesus got angry plenty after all and this had harmful conseuences for him Given some of his other behavior I find his method of zen meditation rather unappealing and incomplete He s had broken marriage a range of ups and downs with his players and management and I don t see any particular reason for his success other than acuiring big market talent Sometimes that talent agreed to work together and with him at other times it didn t He had issues with management at every stopOne omission that stands out is any praise for other coaches like Gregg Popovich of the Spurs who consistently beat the Lakers with the non flashy team basketball that Jackson apparently espouses But Popovich and co don t get nearly the media attention or the book deals The only coaches Jackson praises are those on teams that he beats like the staff of Larry Bird s Pacers He clearly dislikes Pat Riley He doesn t praise any of the teams that beat the ego driven Lakers or admit the contradiction of humbler teams dismantling his ownLast year I listened to Ronald Lazenby s biography of Michael Jordan so I had a vivid picture in my mind of Jackson s years with the Bulls and was eager to hear his own take Jackson s version of those years is pretty scrubbed or wasn t much I hadn t heard before Jackson inherited a Bulls team that was peaking under the greatest and most competitive player who ever lived He doesn t have much negative to say about anyone in Chicago other than Jerry Krauss In Lazenby s book he claims from one of Phil s other books that Jackson leaked dirt on Jordan for Sam Smith s book The Jordan Rules The book infuriated Jordan and Jackson apparently had done so to motivate him An assistant coach took the heat and got fired Jackson simply writes in Eleven Rings that he tried to save the assistant coach Contra Lazenby s account Jordan isn t found on the back of the team bus drinking beer with Ron Harper while relentlessly haranguing Krauss after games In Eleven Rings it s Scottie Pippen who once gets drunk and tells off management Jordan comes across as somewhat selfish but is contrasted later as much selfless than Kobe Bryant who Jackson had a real feud with Jackson recounts a funny story of a team manager assigned to watch Rodman during a road trip and the cross country adventure he took him on In the end the Bulls players hated their management and the management couldn t afford to pay them allJackson seems to have a difficult time communicating with his players and on at least one occasion in the book an assistant pulls him aside to correct him Jackson provides no insights on how he chose his assistants other than Tex Winter mentors them delegates tasks etc They just exist in the background Jackson plays the media against his players sometimes leaking things or making side remarks to the media that enrage his players Kobe made it a condition of playing for him in his last stint with the Lakers that he be discreet with the media Then Jackson reacts incredulously when a player gives an interview blasting his teammates and angst ensuesJackson s attempt to bring the Buddha to the Lakers for a championship is somewhat amusing but definitely not a magical experience Kobe Bryant is vilified as an immature selfish jerk Then later noted for being a good teammate and talking like someone who meditates and has found his inner self Kobe admits that Phil is right and that he grew as a person Then we go back to Kobe the selfish jerk who yells at teammates to give me the damn ball and causes the team to self destructJackson makes no secret of favoring Sha creating a rift between himself and Jerry Buss and Kobe Bryant by demanding they trade Kobe This despite the fact that Sha shows up overweight and out of shape every fall and takes half the season to get back to form every year something Kobe couldn t stand After one year of working together Sha and Bryant decide they can t coexist Jackson introduces Sha to Sidartha to warn him away from materialism an unrepentant Sha writes a book reportMaybe as the last dig at Kobe Jackson writes a paragraph comparing him with Michael Jordan Jordan was stronger making him a better defender and rebounder He was a less selfish teammate and found other ways to help his team when his shot wasn t falling He shot a higher FG% partly by driving to the basket at his peak and only relied on his fadeaway in the later years Kobe on the other hand relies on his jumper and shoots a lower FG% He famously doesn t pass the ball if he wants his shot and doesn t play defense with any great intensity Rick Fox apparently wrote that Kobe competes with himself and didn t behave the same way off the court as on while MJ was competitive in everything non stopI give this book 2 stars out of 5 If you re an avid Lakers and Bulls fan you might want this book but you ve probably already read what s in it There are no great insights into managing a coaching staff or finding a way to maximize the strengths of your team to win if you don t have Hall of Fame talent on it

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Eleven Rings characters ã 104 characters Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Phil Jackson Read & Download Eleven Rings During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers Phil Jackson won championships than any coach in the history of professional sports Even 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 greedThis 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 uest to reinvent himself Jackson explored everything from hum. Good uick read Different look at all 11 championship runs It always amazes me at how much preparation energy and thought go into a single game or series This book shows how mental the game of basketball is This is refreshing these days considering our country celebrates mediocrity and stupidity don t believe me watch TV It is also interesting to see his perspective on players like Jordan Pippen Kobe and Sha His ability to find various ways to motivate each player on his teams is what allowed him to have the success he had Many look at Phil s accomplishments and give them the Stuart Scott crooked eye because he had very talented teams There isn t one successful coach in any sport who won at a high level without talent so FOH Phil Jackson is the greatest coach of my generation and in my personal opinion Phil Jackson has the best books when it comes to coaches The reason for this is because his books are part sports stories part self improvement and part management leadership This book is no different Many will feel I enjoyed this book because I m a Lakers fan and part of that may be true as it is good to hear the stories behind the great Laker teams I also believe you will enjoy this book if you are not a fan of Phil the Lakers the Bulls or even basketball His philosophies and mental approach to a child s game make this book that interesting JW


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