• Seahawks Considering Team Anthem Protest

    by Bob Condotta September 2016

    Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane, who said he plans to continue to sit during the national anthem this season, may not be doing so by himself when the team opens the regular season Sunday against Miami. Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin said Wednesday he is also considering sitting during the anthem before Sunday's 1:05 p.m. kickoff at CenturyLink Field while linebacker Bobby Wagner said the team has been talking about a group action. "I have (considered it)," Baldwin said before Seattle's practice Wednesday afternoon. "I want to make sure I get all of my ducks in a row before I do so."

  • Opinion: Despite Overwhelming Bad News, We Can't Quit NFL

    by Mike Vaccaro September 2016

    Who speaks up for football at a time when it is both under fire and overwhelmingly popular, when it is both a guilty pleasure and guilty of lagging behind society in issues ranging from safe labor practices to domestic violence, when the sight of limping ex-players and the sound of slurring ex-players and the fury of damaged ex-players who wander in concussed fogs appear with increasing frequency?

  • Developing Your Social Media Strategy

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    So your organization is on Facebook and Twitter. You occasionally post class schedules and updates, maybe a photo or two from an event. Now what? It depends on the company and their audience, says AB Show guest speaker Jane Bahneman, the co-founder of Blue Nectar Yoga Studio in Falls Church, Va., and the founder of Jane Bahneman Consulting. It's no longer enough to have a social media presence; organizations need to have a strategy for how they are going to use it, a concept that can be overwhelming for some.

  • Anthem Played Early Thwarts Rapinoe's Planned Protest

    by Victor Morton September 2016

    The Washington Spirit decided not to play "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the customary time Wednesday, in part to avoid another Colin Kaepernick moment.

  • USA Hockey Coach: Stand for Anthem or Sit for Game

    by Brett Cyrgalis September 2016

    There are a lot of things to question about the way John Tortorella operates, but one thing that can never be questioned is his overwhelming sense of patriotism.

  • Kaepernick Jersey Sales Soar in Wake of Protest

    by Marissa Payne September 2016

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's high-profile protests appear to have reinvigorated the market for his jersey.

  • Other Players Join Kaepernick's Anthem Protest

    by Victor Morton September 2016

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick again refused Thursday night to stand for the playing of the national anthem — and this time, he wasn't alone.

  • Opinion: Goodell Must Repair Relationships

    by Jarrett Bell September 2016

    With Thursday marking the 10th anniversary of Goodell's first day on the job as NFL commissioner — and what a long, eventful decade it was — it's worth reflecting on the optics of the man's persona. As Goodell broke into the role in 2006, he enjoyed a boost of momentum because he was so different from laid-back predecessor Paul Tagliabue. Goodell represented a refreshing, upbeat contrast, scoring points with an engaging personality. Furthermore, he wasn't shy about getting to NFL camps and visiting with players -- and local media -- which presented the potential of an accessible, hands-on type capable of gauging the pulse of the league's matters himself.

  • Preventing Water-Borne Illnesses

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    This summer, health agencies in two states reported outbreaks caused by cryptosporidium, a microscopic parasite that can have an enormous impact on the safety of recreational aquatic facilities. The Maricopa County (Ariz.) Department of Public Health investigated at least 19 reported cases of cryptosporidiosis in the Phoenix area, and the Wake County (N.C.) Public Health Division confirmed 29 cases of the parasite, which causes diarrheal illness in victims.

  • How to Improve Your Multi-Generation Team

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    The millennial generation has come of age. According to statistics from the Pew Research Center, millennials (adults ages 18 to 34 in 2015) surpassed Generation X (ages 35 to 50) last year as the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. This year, millennials overtook baby boomers (ages 51-69) as America's largest generation.

    As baby boomers retire from the workforce and millennials enjoy a greater majority, it's crucial to understand how that shift affects the wants and needs of an organization's employees. Relationship development consultant and AB Show speaker Lori Hoffner keeps a close eye on trends in the workforce as they relate to the three main generations, as well as the silent, or traditional, generation (ages 70-87).