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Love Leadership: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World

ISBN: 978-0-470-42878-8
224 pages
August 2009, Jossey-Bass
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A dynamic young leader shows how leading with love and respect creates success in business and life

Written by the founder of Operation HOPE and advisor to the past two U.S. presidents, this groundbreaking book makes the case that the best way to get ahead is to figure out what you have to give to a world seemingly obsessed with the question: What do I get? Aimed at a new generation of leaders and extremely relevant for today's economic climate, Love Leadership outlines Bryant's five laws of love-based leadership-Loss Creates Leaders (there can be no strength without legitimate suffering), Fear Fails (only respect and love leads to success), Love Makes Money (love is at the core of true wealth), Vulnerability is Power (when you open up to people they open up to you), and Giving is Getting (the more you offer to others, the more they will give back to you).

  • One of today's most influential leaders, Bryant has appeared on Oprah and in articles in the LA Times, NY Times, and the Wall Street Journal
  • Bryant's bold approach to leadership is well-suited for today's tough economic environment and a world gripped by fear and uncertainty
  • Outlines the innovative five laws of love-based leadership

Love Leadership is that unique and powerful book that bridges the gap between solid business advice and pure inspiration.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Bill George).

Introduction: From Fear to Hope.

1 Loss Creates Leaders.

2 Fear Fails.

3 Love Makes Money.

4 Vulnerability Is Power.

5 Giving Is Getting.

Conclusion: Good Capitalism and Love Leadership.

List of Interviewees.

Notes.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Index.

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Author Information

John Hope Bryant is a philanthropic entrepreneur and leader in the business of empowerment. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Operation HOPE, America's first nonprofit social investment banking organization. He is vice chair of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy and chairman of the Under-Served Committee for the U.S. President's Council. An internationally respected public speaker, Bryant is a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum and has received many awards for his work to empower low-wealth communities. For more information about John Hope Bryant and Love Leadership, visit www.JohnHopeBryant.com.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi8LSmX06tY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OyepCGN_-Y

Press Release

August 12, 2009
Love Leadership: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World

The crisis in America today is not economic. It is a crisis of virtues and values. We must choose to prosper as a society, not just as individuals.

In LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass, August 2009, $27.95), John Hope Bryant describes the current environment as wracked by fear, and fear as “the ultimate prosperity killer.”

LOVE LEADERSHIP makes the case that, as unlikely as it sounds, the best way to get ahead is to figure out what you have to give to a world seemingly obsessed with only one question: “what do I get?”

LOVE LEADERSHIP recognizes that you want to do well in life, but it also suggests that the best way to do well and to achieve true wealth over the long term is to do good, and you’ll never be wrong doing right. But right now we look around and it is apparent that our great nation, and its leaders, have simply “lost our story line” and are focusing on the me instead of the we. It isn’t a matter of “love v. hate,” that takes too much energy. It is a matter of indifference.

LOVE LEADERSHIP distills love-based leading into five fundamental laws:

  1. Loss Creates Leaders (there can be no strength without legitimate suffering)
  2. Fear Fails (only respect and love leads to success)
  3. Love Makes Money (love is at the core of true wealth)
  4. Vulnerability is Power (when you open up to people, they open up to you)
  5. Giving is Getting (the more you offer to others, the more they will give back to you)

In LOVE LEADERSHIP, Bryant shares the lessons and practices of numerous love-based leaders, as well as his own experiences.

John Hope Bryant has been on both sides of the political aisle, both sides of the boardroom table, and both sides of poverty. From years of experience getting things done, including his self-made rise from poverty and homelessness, John came to realize that he was not a Republican or Democrat, he was not a business-as-usual CEO.

John Hope Bryant is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, vice-chairman of the non-partisan U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, the original inspiration that established financial literacy as U.S. federal policy in 2008, and a proud member of the “Get Things Done” party.

From his vast experiences with others in power, Bryant has observed successful, and unsuccessful, leadership. He has written LOVE LEADERSHIP to share the exemplary skills he has learned as a result of caring more about others than himself – Bryant’s power comes from love, and that’s why people want to follow him.

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