Because I typically arrive the night before an event, speak in the morning and then immediately head right back to the airport, I very rarely have an opportunity to meet people for lunch. So, when breaking the usual routine and having a chance to sit down with Harry Campbell, it was a very special treat.
Harry is truly a leader; in business and in life. What’s fascinating to me is how he went from learning that the all-too-familiar “false dilemma” of caring about others OR obtaining huge success was exactly that…false.
And, he learned that lesson from a humble guy out of Bentonville, Arkansas who was as kind, authentic and successful as could be.
In today’s chat, Harry shares some of the wisdom from his new book, Get Real Leadership: A Practical Approach That Delivers Relationships, respect and Results.
If you stayed around till the end, you heard that Harry gives 100 percent of his book royalties and speaking fees to brain cancer charity. May he and Mrs. Campbell enjoy many more happy years together!
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Harry sets an example for all of us, both personally and professionally.
Marty: Thank you. I agree. He truly does!
Very good description of Sam and how he operated as well as having a great description of how to be authentic.
Ron: Thank you. So glad you enjoyed it!
Loved the wisdom of finding the 7 words that describe your personal brand and “do your darn job”. Enjoyed the interview and humbled by your mention….
Joyce: Thank you, my great friend. You are the embodiment of the term, “Go-Giver!”
Bob, You always seem to bring great people to your “table” and I am glad that that you were able to introduce Harry to me on this blog post. The initial thought provoking questions grabbed me and made me want to listen to the entire interview. The world could use more leaders who lead with trust, respect and compassion. Thank’s
Jim: So very kind of you to say, my friend. Glad you enjoyed Harry. And, I agree. The world needs more Harry Campbells…and Jim Hogans!
Harry is truly an inspiration to us all!! Thanks!
Diane: He sure is. Thank YOU.
I had a pleasure of working for Harry and living next door to him as a neighbor and he exceeded on both counts. Him and his family are truly blessed.
Shekhar: Thank you for sharing that. I must say that it doesn’t surprise me at all! 🙂
Bob, Thanks for a great interview with my good friend Harry Campbell. I had the opportunity to work with Harry in NW Arkansas and fondly recall the inspiration he provided to our new and sometimes struggling team. He helped put us on the road to success and we eventually became one of the most heralded business teams in Procter’s history! Thanks Harry!! I still love it here.
Don: Wow, what terrific feedback on Harry. I love it!!
Great post! Harry is the real deal!!! To say that we all have something we can learn from him is an understatement.
Clay: I couldn’t agree more. Harry is indeed the real deal, and a terrific human being!
I have had some one on one time with Harry and his “real” leadership transcends the book and his videos and speaking engagements. He is the living breathing epitome of a Servant Leadership. I hope Harry’s wisdom propels him into the upper echelon of speakers where he deserves to be. His varied successful ventures have occurred because he understands no business goes anywhere without everyone being focused on the competition. The energy focused on internal nonsense is wasted and Harry’s “real” leadership redirects the focus to beat the competition’s rear end!