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Phil Jackson



Phil Jackson is an American former professional basketball coach who employed holistic practices such as mindfulness and meditation in building winning teams and encouraging selflessness and collaboration among his players. Jackson, who also played professional basketball before coaching, is the most successful coach in NBA history, guiding his teams to eleven championships.

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How NBA Coach Phil Jackson Taught His Teams Mindfulness | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

When Phil Jackson began coaching the Chicago Bulls—and later the Los Angeles Lakers—he says he used the Zen philosophy of mindfulness to help build both teams.

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The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.

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Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson | Meditation

Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson were able to tap into mindfulness in order to help the Black Mamba reach flow state and help the Lakers win multiple championships. With meditation, you can lose the egos of the individuals of the team in order to attain a collective success and selflessness.

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Eleven Rings

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.

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The Soul of Teamwork

Find out what does this remarkable head coach has to say in this interview about the heightened group consciousness that can awaken when teams come together beyond the divisive forces of the ego.

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Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior

“Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball.” —Phil Jackson Eleven years ago, when Phil Jackson first wrote these words in Sacred Hoops, he was the triumphant head coach of the Chicago Bulls, known for his Zen approach to the game.

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Phil Jackson’s 11 Principles of Mindful Leadership

Phil Jackson’s principles support the idea that a leader’s job is to build leaders at all levels.

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Coached by the Zen Master, the Knicks Try Mindfulness

Most players said they found the exercises useful, even if they were not quite sure what they were doing.

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Zen and the Art of Winning: Phil Jackson’s Team Leadership

Phil Jackson’s Zen leadership style was wildly successful on the court. It provides no shortage of food for thought when it comes to work and real life too.

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Williams: Phil Jackson Demonstrates Lakota Measure of Greatness

Jackson is not only the greatest NBA coach ever, he is Swift Eagle: an honorable and generous man whom all of the world can look up to.

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