Eleven Rings

Author: Phil Jackson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0753551276
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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 hyper-competitive world of professional sports on its head. In Eleven Rings, Jackson candidly describes how he: - Learned 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' personalities to devote themselves to something larger than themselves - Transformed Kobe Bryant from a rebellious teenager into a mature leader of a championship team. Eleven 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 others.

The Ipinions Journal

Author: Anthony Livingston Hall
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491724110
Size: 79.67 MB
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ANTHONY L. HALL takes aim at the global events of 2013 with a unique and refreshing perspective. Here are some of the topics he addresses: Public outrage over NSA spying “There’s no rationalizing their outrage over the NSA monitoring their promiscuous and indiscriminate footprints (online and via telephone). For, evidently, these nincompoops think it’s okay for Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Facebook, and others to spy on them to sell them stuff, but not okay for the NSA to do so to keep them safe.” National praise NBA player Jason Collins got for coming out “His courageous stand is somewhat undermined by the fact that he waited to take it on his way out of the league.” Women who’d rather pose nude than be caught without makeup “Who would’ve thought the liberation inherent in the sexual revolution and feminist movement would devolve into a self-abnegating farce where women themselves consider it a ‘brave decision’ to go out in public without makeup?” Mediterranean Sea becoming a graveyard for Africans migrants “I just hope the damning irony is not lost on any proud African that, 50 years after decolonization, hundreds of Africans (men, women, and children) are risking their lives, practically every day, to subjugate themselves to the paternal mercies of their former colonial masters in Europe.” Pope rebuking church for neglecting poor “Nothing indicates how far mainstream Christians have backslidden quite like the pope’s good old-fashioned religion being hailed as revolutionary.” World paying tribute to Nelson Mandela “As you see the most powerful people in the world falling all over themselves to sing Mandela’s praises in the coming days, bear in mind that the people Mandela himself loved and admired most (outside of family members) are old comrades—most of whom you will never see on TV or social media.”

Coaching Better Every Season

Author: Wade Gilbert
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492585416
Size: 38.53 MB
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Maximize the development of your athletes and team throughout the year, and just maybe win a postseason title in the process. Coaching Better Every Season: A Year-Round Process for Athlete Development and Program Success presents a blueprint for such success, detailing proven coaching methods and practices in preseason, in-season, postseason, and off-season. The Coach Doc, Dr. Wade Gilbert, shares his research-supported doses of advice that have helped coaches around the globe troubleshoot their ailing programs into title contenders. His field-tested yet innovative prescriptions and protocols for a more professional approach to coaching are sure to produce positive results both in competitive outcomes and in the enjoyment of the experience for athletes and coaches. Coaching Better Every Season applies to all sports and guides coaches through the critical components of continual improvement while progressing from one season to the next in the annual coaching cycle. It also presents many practical exercises and evaluation tools that coaches can apply to athletes and teams at all levels of competition. This text is sure to make every year of coaching a more rewarding, if not a trophy-winning, experience.

The Anatomy Of Competition In Sports

Author: Christopher B. Doob
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442250615
Size: 24.87 MB
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This book examines different professional sports leagues in the United States and the role of competition within that league—in the history of the league, for children learning and competing in the sport, for individuals competing to join a pro league, and the pros themselves meeting the various challenges of their career.

More Than A Game

Author: Phil Jackson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743444116
Size: 45.32 MB
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One of the great coaches of the NBA reveals how he turned the Lakers around, teaching discipline to a seemingly undisciplined team and leading the Lakers to a world championship, and examines the key role of the Triangle offense. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Sacred Hoops

Author: Phil Jackson
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9780613102797
Size: 14.80 MB
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Phil Jackson, coach of the Chicago Bulls, describes his outlook on life, and explains how he applies it to basketball

A People S History Of Sports In The United States

Author: David Zirin
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586636
Size: 79.61 MB
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In this long-awaited book from the rising superstar of sportswriting, whose blog “The Edge of Sports” is read each week by thousands of people across the country, Dave Zirin offers a riotously entertaining chronicle of larger-than-life sporting characters and dramatic contests and what amounts to an alternative history of the United States as seen through the games its people played. Through Zirin’s eyes, sports are never mere games, but a reflection of—and spur toward—the political conflicts that shape American society. Half a century before Jackie Robinson was born, the black ballplayer Moses Fleetwood Walker brandished a revolver to keep racist fans at bay, then took his regular place in the lineup. In the midst of the Depression, when almost no black athletes were allowed on the U.S. Olympic team, athletes held a Counter Olympics where a third of the participants were African American. A People’s History of Sports in the United States is replete with surprises for seasoned sports fans, while anyone interested in history will be amazed by the connections Zirin draws between politics and pop flies. As Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, puts it, “After you read him, you’ll never see sports the same way again.”

Soul Saving

Author: Joseph D. Simms
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 72.76 MB
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The Dolorous Passion Of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Author: Anne Catherine Emmerich
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486117448
Size: 21.65 MB
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A 19th-century German nun's ecstatic visions offer a compelling visionary account of the events surrounding the Crucifixion. A primary source for Mel Gibson's epic movie, The Passion of the Christ.