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



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

John Hope Bryant

ISBN: 978-0-470-42878-8 August 2009 Jossey-Bass 224 Pages


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.

Foreword by Bill George ix

Introduction: From Fear to Hope 1

1 Loss Creates Leaders 21

2 Fear Fails 55

3 Love Makes Money 75

4 Vulnerability Is Power 109

5 Giving Is Getting 137

Conclusion: good capitalism and love leadership 171

List of Interviewees 179

Notes 183

Acknowledgments 185

About the Author 191

Index 195