Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success by Phil JacksonDuring 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:
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.
Animal Friends presents: Theo!
Theo The Dog And Beau The Toddler Star In A Naptime Love Story
By Ashley Collman. Growing boys need their naps, no matter if they're human or canine. When Jessica Shyba and her husband got their three small children a dog this month, they decided to crate train the 7-week-old mixed breed. But after the first night of whining, Mrs Shyba decided she couldn't bear to let the puppy named Theo sleep alone again. And that applies to nap time as well.
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. A few months ago we wrote about Beau, his puppy Theo , and the adorable naps they liked to take together. Although the two pals are growing bigger seemingly by the day, it looks like they still enjoy catching some shut-eye together.
The instant friendship between a boy and his dog has inspired a new children's book full of adorable photos. From the first day blogger and photographer Jessica Shyba brought adopted puppy Theo home to meet his new family, the dog was drawn to her toddler Beau, who was nearly 2. Shyba's older children, Jack and Zoe, spent years begging her to get a dog, but when she adopted the puppy from a Santa Cruz, Calif. The pair began napping together, and the irresistibly cute combo turned into the Instagram hashtag TheoandBeau, then to a section on her blog with the same name. Shyba had been blogging for four years when she started posting the photos in , and she immediately saw an increase in views. Before long, Theo and Beau became an Internet sensation, and she began sharing daily photos of naptime at Shyba's house. Shyba was offered a book deal, and has two "Theo and Beau" books in the works.