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  • Using Open-Book Management to Build Employee Buy-In

    by Jim Worthington April 2016

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

  • Ed Snider Was Influential Sports Figure in Philly

    by John Smallwood April 2016

    Philadelphia lost its most influential sports figure in history with Monday's passing of Flyers co-founder and Comcast Spectacor creator Ed Snider at 83 after a long battle with bladder cancer. The icon was a sports "futurist" who played some kind of role in virtually every major sporting occurrence in Philadelphia over the past five decades. From his bringing the NHL to Philadelphia in 1967 with the expansion Flyers to the birth of the sports television and entertainment entity known as Spectacor in 1974 that grew into Comcast Spectacor to the opening of the state-of-the-art CoreStates Center (now Wells Fargo Center) in 1996, it is fair to say that the entire sports climate and culture of Philadelphia today is connected to the innovative visionary most commonly and respectfully referred to as "Mr. Snider."

  • After Smith's Death, Coach Laments Gun 'Madness'

    by Jarrett Bell April 2016

    After the senseless shooting Saturday night that left former defensive end Smith dead and his wife, Racquel, wounded amid a beef linked to a traffic accident, the New Orleans Saints coach is pleading for more gun control.

  • AB Reader Perspective: What piece of equipment or technology do you find most indispensable in your job?

    by AB Staff April 2016

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

  • 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.