Leadership: Professional Development
Leadership Tips from Fast Company's Bill Taylor
by Paul Steinbach September 2014
As a twenty-something editor at the Harvard Business Review in the early 1990s, Bill Taylor sensed a pending revolution. Baby boomers were gaining power.
Is Social Media Making Us Anti-Social?
by Chris Yandle June 2014
Is social media making us anti-social? The answer is complicated.
How To Deal With Negativity on Social Media
by Chris Yandle May 2014
I hate that I’m addicted to Twitter. There, I said it. It’s already bad enough that there are moments (a lot of moments) that my wife will hide my iPhone so I can’t check Twitter.
The Importance of Goal-Setting in Your Career
by Chris Yandle May 2014
Did you know that napkins can be used in a multitude of ways? Of course, as the parent of a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old, I know that a stack of napkins usually provides enough entertainment for our kids when we are out dining at a restaurant.
How to Brace for the Many Responsibilities of Health Club Ownership
by By Rob Bishop and Barry Klein April 2014
Recently, we were at a financial education seminar for small-business owners. The speaker was discussing how marriages are often impacted when a business owner is able to sell and finds himself or herself with free time. Their spouse is suddenly faced with a partner who is around more than ever before. Maybe too much. "Their spouse discovers that they really weren't a workaholic," the speaker said. "They were just doing what they had to do for all of those years."
AB Buyers Guide: We Want Your Input
by Emily Attwood April 2014
By now, you should have received your copy of Athletic Business's annual Buyers Guide, a directory of manufacturers, suppliers, architects, consultants and all of the other information athletic, fitness and recreation professionals need to make informed buying decisions.
Now, we have one question for you: How can we make it better?
To help us answer that question, we need to ask you a few more. Eleven, to be exact. We would appreciate if you would take a few minutes of your time to share with us your opinions of our print and online Buyers Guide resources as we look to make them even more valuable tools in future years.
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Seven Insights for Anyone Working in College Athletics
by Chris Yandle March 2014
Sometimes during the week, I like to kick up my feet and share my war stories with some of our interns. Maybe it’s my teacher quality, but I like to offer our interns advice — solicited or unsolicited — because like most of us in college athletics, I had to learn some lessons the hard way. I learned a lot by trial and error growing up in my profession. Not because I needed to but because I had to. And I'm still learning lessons today.
Education, Entertainment at 2013 Athletic Business Conference & Expo
by AB Staff January 2014
The Athletic Business Conference & Expo celebrated its 32nd year by welcoming sports, fitness and recreation professionals from around the world to San Diego last November for educational seminars, golf, facility tours, product demonstrations, parties, Zumba and some Magic, as in Johnson — one of two marquee keynote speakers at ABC 2013. Co-location partners included the International Council on Active Aging, the Medical Fitness Association, the National Alliance for Youth Sports, as well as the iClubs Conference, the independent club owners and executives conference.
Everything You Need to Know to Work for Rob and Barry
by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein December 2013
We wrote last month about suggestions we'd offer to young prospective job seekers. That got us thinking about our column from October 2011, "19 Rules for Dealing With Generation Y Employees." It seems that rules, advice and management checklists have become a big part of our lives as owners and managers. We accept the responsibility that we often have to teach our staff members things that we used to assume everyone knew, such as how to shake hands and look someone in the eye to say "hello."
In Your Words: #ABCSanDiego Recap
by AB Staff December 2013
A recap of the 32nd annual Athletic Business Conference & Expo as told by the people who experienced it.