Ep 20: Business Executive Shares How 7 Words Can Help Define You

Today, we’re talking with Harry Campbell, who has been president of two Fortune 500 companies and has written three books. Find out his views on leadership, personal development and the seven words you need to know to improve yourself.
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Our guest today is Harry Campbell, a senior executive with a strong record of success over three decades. Harry has been a president for two Fortune 500 companies, co-owner of an award-winning small business, CEO/board member of an Internet start-up and founding member of the industry-changing Wal-Mart/P&G Customer Team in Northwest Arkansas.

He has driven exceptional people and business results in organizations of 25 to 3,500 employees in a broad range of industries – from consumer packaged goods to telecom to sports marketing to digital media. Harry is known as an identifier, developer and motivator of exceptional talent at all levels of the organization.

Early on, Harry’s views on leadership and business management were forged at Procter & Gamble, where he worked in brand management on notable products including Crest, Pepto-Bismol and Metamucil. While with P&G, Harry was handpicked to be a founding member of the P&G/Wal-Mart Customer Team based in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Harry recently retired after five years as the CEO of Durrie Vision to focus on maximizing his charitable donations through speaking and book writing.

During our discussion, Harry also shares:

  • What life lessons he would share
  • How to embrace the crookedness of life
  • Why his career wasn’t all roses
  • His experience being an optimist and people pleaser
  • How seven words can define you
  • Why a servant mindset is important
  • What advice he has for young people

If you’d like to learn more about Harry or donate to a great cause, visit his website here. 

Use the timestamps below to skip around to the specific topics you’d like to hear.

[1:09] – Meet Harry

[3:45] – Life lessons

[10:16] – Be a grinder

[12:48] – Looking back

[18:30] – Changing his mindset

[21:32] – Culture

[22:23] – Seven words

[29:42] – Conflict

[35:07] – Talk to people

[39:21] – Servant mindset

[41:08] – Change over the years

[46:32] – Advice for young people


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Bernie Wurts

Since 1994, Bernie Wurts has been working with individuals and business owners to help them map out their retirement and succession plan.


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