In 1992, at the age of 26, John Hope Bryant was running a successful financial services firm when the Los Angeles riots broke out. After the violence and chaos subsided, Bryant saw that his community needed a "hand up, not a handout," so he founded Operation HOPE, an organization dedicated to helping low-wealth communities attain financial literacy empowerment. Today, Bryant is a sought-after speaker recognized for his leadership and service around the world.
In Love Leadership, Bryant chronicles his story of transformation from a teenager growing up in South Los Angeles to the leader of one of the most impressive antipoverty organizations in the country, and shares the unlikely ingredient for his leadership success: love. He shows leaders how to break away from the long-standing leadership styleone based on fear. Instead, he suggests that the best way to lead in both your professional and personal life is to figure out what you have to give others in a world obsessed with the question "what do I get?"
Drawing on his remarkable success story and on interviews with love-based leaders such as Former President Bill Clinton, Bill George,and Andrew Young, Bryant outlines the five laws of love-based leadership:
Fear fails: Leading through fear is antiquated and self-defeating, a crippling indulgence that we can no longer afford.
Love makes money: The expression of love in businesscreating long-term relationships with customers and employees based on caring for others and doing goodmakes everyone wealthy.
Vulnerability is power: When you open up, people open up to you. Real leaders know that vulnerability is not a weakness, but rather their greatest strength.
Giving is getting: Leaders give, followers take. Giving inspires loyalty, attracts good people, confers peace of mind, and lies at the core of true wealth.
Aimed at a new generation of leaders and extremely relevant in today's complex and fast-moving world, Love Leadership is a bold and contrarian guide to leadership and success.
Anyone looking for the key to good leadership should get this book.Published 11 days ago by Jason w
I loved this book. There was so much good information. This is a must read for anyone who wants to be a GOOD leader. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brenda L. Walker
This book moves quickly as the author shares five practical applications to manage ourselves and connect with others through “love leadership” in business and service... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jasmyne
I am a slow learner. I like to tell people that my mind is like a piece of steel - it is hard to scratch, but once the scratch is there, it is there forever. Read morePublished on June 1, 2012 by Stustof
I had the pleasure of meeting John in Palm Beach, Florida recently and was inspired to read his book. He's an inspiring, dynamic person and a gifted writer. Read morePublished on April 17, 2012 by leslieatone
What a great book by a great author...Serving others is what this man has dedicated his life towards and it reflects in this great book... Read morePublished on October 7, 2011 by Mark Fitzgerald
I was reading John Hope Bryant's book at a time as I was about to leave my employer. Times have been rough in the department and a high number of unsatisfied employees were leaving... Read morePublished on July 21, 2011 by Asha Francis
John Hope Bryant did a excellent job on this book. Not only did he provide priceless advice for today's emerging leaders but he also gave personal testimonies. Read morePublished on September 8, 2010 by Jacquinn Scales
Love leadership turns the page of the 20th century and asks us all to bring the human spirit back into the work place. Read morePublished on July 11, 2010 by AnnalisaJ