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Update on NSGA Management and Leadership Conference

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It was another successful Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit put on by the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) earlier this week. It was difficult to leave the warm, dry and beautiful atmosphere of Palm Springs, CA, where the conference took place from Sunday April 27-Wed April 30. These are three days well spent networking […]

Learning at Any Level

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As Mike Krzyzewski, better known as “Coach K”, told the audience during his keynote speech at the 2013 NSGA Management and Team Dealer Conference, “Whatever team you’re on, you can still learn.” And he should know. As the Head Coach for the USA Men’s National Basketball Team, since 2005, he came home with gold medals from Beijing […]

SGB Weekly Link

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If you are in the business of sporting goods, one publication you should know about is SGB Weekly, a sister publication to the iconic SGB print magazine and SGB Update, a widely-distributed e-mail newsletter serving the global sporting goods trade. SGB Weekly is produced each week in digital format and can be accessed from a link or […]

The Business of Sporting Goods

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If you’re lucky enough to work in or work with companies involved in what is generally known as “the sporting goods industry” you already know how important sports are to millions of people around the world. Sports are a huge part of so many cultures and so many cultures rely on their sports heros for […]

Leadership Best Practices

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While at the NSGA Management Conference, we took part in a hands-on workshop in which all participants discussed important topics, such as developing leaders within your business and improving vendor/retailer relationships. Groups were given different questions to answer and then we shared the results with the room. From my notes (which I can barely read, […]