Hugh Weber, President at Harris Blitzer Sports Entertainment, didn't envision himself someday running professional sports teams, but he did set out to have an impact. He was always interested in running teams and motivating people to achieve complex objectives.
If you're tackling big challenges, naturally, you will experience failures. Hugh instead thinks of blunders as honing your craft and finding your authentic self.
In the chat, he shares some failed moments from his early days running teams at a food industry startup. Hugh literally weathered the storm of Hurricane Katrina to help bring the New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans) back stronger and more successful. He draws some parallels between how the organization had to adapt to that challenge to the pandemic we are all experiencing.
After rebuilding the team and making it successful, Hugh was fired. Learn why being let go was a great experience and how it led him to HBSE. Hear some failures from handling the COVID crisis in a business where gathering people together is core to what they do.