Principles of Leadership

The Harvey Leadership Model

Game changing for individuals, non-profits, and businesses, Harvey explains the 10 principles that distinguish effective leaders.

This book explains each principle, how successful leaders have applied it, and how you can too.

You’ll Discover:

The 10 principles that distinguish effective leaders in life and business.

The core trait that we should always keep at the center of our being -- for every decision and every interaction.

Vision, Innovation, and Management aren't enough without this one thing which has the power to make or break your leadership -- whether you're leading a university, non-profit or business.

About Dr. William R. Harvey

Dr. William R. Harvey has served as President of Hampton University for 39 years. During his tenure, he has introduced innovations that have solidified Hampton's stellar position among the nation's colleges and universities. His extraordinary leadership is reflected in the growth and quality of the University's student population, academic programs, physical facilities and financial base. 

Hampton University has built the first proton therapy cancer treatment center in the Commonwealth of Virginia -- an unparalled hub for cancer treatment, research and technology. 

An astute businessman, Dr. Harvey has applied his business acumen to the needs of Hampton University. In the process, he established student scholarships, created jobs, provided services, and increased the number of African-American entrepreneurs, while expanding the tax base in the City of Hampton. 

In addition to the distinguished leadership Dr. Harvey has provided to Hampton University, he is the sole owner of the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Houghton, Michigan. 

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Dr. Barbara LeSeur Inman

"Dr. Harvey saw in me what I did not see in myself. All the lessons aren't easily learned, once they are, they are lasting and they will shore you up for the unseen and often prohibited feeling of things that cross your path.”

Dennis E. Thomas, Ed. D.

“Dr Harvey is the best of the best. My success as Director of Athletics and Commissioner with ESPN, Nike, Coca Cola, State Farm, NFL, Russell Athletics, etc. are a direct results of applying the Harvey leadership model. Anyone who ascribes to be a successful and effective leader, Dr. Harvey's Principle of Leadership is a MUST READ!”

Dr. JoAnn W. Haysbert


“Even before I understood the strength of my own leadership, I found myself in a Presidency. As the challenges surfaced, I was able to delve into a well and wealth of strength directly connected to Dr. Harvey's leadership model.”

Jarrett Carter Sr.

"Some books help leaders move from good to great, but rare is the occasion to read insight from a figure who has moved from good to great, and to greatest of all time. The Harvey Leadership Model is a must read for anyone considering the loftiest heights of achievement in any organization."

Dr. Elnora Danial

"Dr. William Harvey is a phenomenal mentor who promotes and advances his staff...providing opportunities to soar above the eagles and to land safely when storms erupt as they inevitably will do.”

Dr. Barbara LeSeur Inman 

Vice-President, Administrative Services, Hampton University

Dennis E. Thomas, Ed.D. 

Commissioner, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Dr. JoAnn W. Haysbert 

Former President, Langston University

Jarrett Carter Sr. 

Founding Editor, HBCU Digest 


Dr. Elnora Daniel 

Former President, Chicago State University