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 style—one 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
creates leaders: There can be no inner growth without the pain of
fails: Leading through fear is antiquated and self-defeating, a crippling
indulgence that we can no longer afford.
makes money: The expression of love in business—creating long-term
relationships with customers and employees based on caring for others and
doing good—makes everyone wealthy.
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.
is getting: Leaders give, followers take. Giving inspires loyalty,
attracts good people, confers peace of mind, and lies at the core of true
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.
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