When Harry Harrison worked for Barclays Non-Core, he believed in the power of innovation to drive success. When he headed the London-based office from 2014 to 2017, he was responsible for changes within the company and the industry that allowed them to gain a foothold in their part of the industry. In many ways, Harry Harrison was responsible for disrupting the way that the financial industry had done business in certain aspects.
Harry Harrison had been with Barclays for more than 2 decades before leaving and remained humble throughout his career. He knows that the success of Barclays could not be attributed to just him as an individual, but also to the diverse teams in which he collaborated with on ideas. One of the things that Harry Harrison learned during his career was that sometimes a project is just too much for one person or group and multiple perspectives must be used in order to get results.
While Harry Harrison is telling the story of his life and career now, he wishes that he had done it sooner. Throughout the years, he has made many different connections with clients, colleagues, and collaborators that he is grateful and proud of. He has achieved an immense amount and looks back on it all fondly as he prepares himself to pursue the next part of his career.
It’s important to take care of yourself physically and mentally to perform at your best. For Harry Harrison, yoga is a great way to stay relaxed and healthy. While many professionals had recommended he start engaging in the practice for years, it wasn’t until later in life that he made the decision to try it out.
As the owner of her own yoga practice, his wife had been urging him to try it as well. With the help of his wife, he believes that he is able to manage the stress of life in a much more effective way. At this stage in his career, Harry Harrison has learned how important it is to enjoy himself. While he celebrated the big achievements in his younger years, he didn’t stop to enjoy the small things.