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  • Four Characteristics of a Great Leader

    by George Deines January 2016

    This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

    Organizational success depends on great leadership. Throughout nearly 14 years as a municipal parks and recreation professional, I saw the best and worst of leadership. And though I didn't necessarily realize it at first, at times I was part of the problem. For example, an off-handed comment by a first-year lifeguard made me realize that the supervisory team I had put in place was viewed as lazy, entitled and unwilling to help their fellow team members — both a shock to me, and a disservice to my lifeguards. I wanted a team of great leaders, and I had the exact opposite.

  • AB Reader Perspectives: What's Your New Year’s Resolution?

    by AB Staff January 2016

    This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

    Big ideas for 2016? Share your thoughts, comment below.

  • ABC 2015: Trade Show Spotlight

    by AB Editors November 2015

    In this video update Athletic Business takes a look at one of many new exhibitors at the 2015 Athletic Business Conference & Expo. Curtis Smith shows off his startup company, Handle Fitness, and explains why he chose ABC to launch his product.

  • Learning About Leadership from a Past ABC Attendee

    by AB Editors November 2015

    Every year, attendees from a variety of backgrounds come to the Athletic Business Conference & Expo — all driven by different motivations that inform each unique experience. We're catching up with attendees to see what they've taken home from ABC.

  • Talking Career Development at ABC with Darin Krueger

    by AB Editors November 2015

    Every year, attendees from a variety of backgrounds come to the Athletic Business Conference & Expo — all driven by different motivations that inform each unique experience. We're catching up with attendees to see what they've taken home from ABC.

  • Talking Disruptive Fitness with a Past ABC Attendee

    by AB Editors September 2015

    Every year, attendees from a variety of backgrounds come to the Athletic Business Conference & Expo — all driven by different motivations that inform each unique experience. We're catching up with attendees to see what they've taken home from ABC.

  • ABC Speakers Describe Their Educational Sessions and Expectations

    by Paul Steinbach September 2015

    The 2015 Athletic Business Conference & Expo hits New Orleans, Nov. 19 -21 — representing ABC's second visit to the Crescent City in four years. But as popular a destination as New Orleans has proven to be, it's the educational opportunities that will have hundreds of attendees descending upon the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to learn about industry trends affecting today's athletics, fitness and recreation professionals. AB touched base with a handful of this year's session leaders — from first-time presenters to individuals with decades-long ABC speaking resumes — to find out what attracts them to ABC, and what attendees can expect to take away from New Orleans.

  • South Carolina, Va. Tech to Honor Victims of Gun Violence

    by Jason Scott August 2015

    As the national conversation on gun violence continues, two college football teams in communities that are dealing with shocking instances of violence are paying tribute to the victims.

  • N.C. Venues Clarify Transgender Restroom Policies

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    A North Carolina woman and transgender activist won a personal battle to gain clarity on policies at sports stadiums, arenas and race tracks on bathroom access now that all of the major venues in North Carolina have gone on the record to say transgender fans can use the restroom consistent with their gender identity.

  • Seven Things to Know About ABC Keynote Speaker Shawn Achor and His Research on Happiness

    by Michael Gaio May 2015

    The Athletic Business Conference & Expo is proud to welcome New York Times best selling author, Harvard researcher and positive psychology expert Shawn Achor as our 2015 keynote speaker.