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

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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 g
Hardcover, 203 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Jossey-Bass (first published 2009)
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Apr 08, 2010 Janet rated it it was ok
Shelves: work-related
I didn't really need to read this book--I'm already a "love leader"--but it was good to discover what his five main points are: 1)Loss creates leaders (there can be no inner growth without the pain of suffering!) 2) Fear fails 3) Love makes money 4)Vulnerability is power and 5) Giving is getting. I also liked (and recognized in others) his examples of fear-based leadership tactics: criticzing unfairly, blaming, applying rules inconsistently, stealing credit, making unreasonable demands, issuing ...more
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Sep 24, 2014 Chris Burd rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I wanted to love this book, because I really do believe in the concepts behind it. However, I thought the narrative of the book itself was a little bit muddled and unclear. I would have liked to read a stronger focus on "good capitalism". A lot of the book talked about building relationships versus selling a product, which is a pretty common concept. (Or perhaps I'm being unfair, and this is just a topic - "consultative selling" - about which I've already spent a lot of time reading.) The more ...more
Jun 14, 2012 Sondra rated it really liked it
John Hope Bryant's book is about leading in a chaotic world and a less than stable economy. His rules for leading: Loss Creates Leaders; Fear Fails; Love Makes Money; Vulnerability is Power; Giving is Getting. He spends a lot of time talking about "Good Capitalism" within a free market economy. Overall, there's a lot of good bits of info in here, on how not to be an insensitive leader and how to lead a team in an effective, modern way. Worth the read. And his own personal story is quite ...more
Nov 12, 2009 Leonard rated it liked it
Wise and contrasting advice, contrasting that is, with the way many orgainzation and employers are run. Although the author seems to be tooting his own horn a lot, he does acknowledge making mistakes and especially learning from others. His awareness of the defective methods used by employers and how harmful they are to employees and business, as well as his emphasis on rejecting fear as a tool to manipulate others and reach goals is especially valuable today.
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Feb 12, 2012 Andrew T. Carr rated it really liked it
"Read this book while preparing for interview with John Hope Bryant on The Extra Effort Forum Global Radio Show John is larger than life, but still accessible and resourceful. The book lays out how to lead through serving; "Love Leadership""
Jun 14, 2014 Maren rated it it was amazing
Amazing book worth reading
Nov 13, 2009 Desiree rated it did not like it
Lots of fluff, fee-good stuff. The worst part of it was when I gave Operation Hope a call and it was absolutely the WORST conversation I have had in a long time, if ever. So much about offering hope and love! Would not recommend this book to anyone!
Feb 19, 2015 Allegra rated it really liked it
This book has a positive and inspiritional meeting. I found some very applicable quotes which I shared with my co workers. This book approaches leadership in a spiritual way and not a selfish self serving for the bad format.
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Recommends it for: leaders, businessmen, managers, students
I have seen John Hope Bryant speak. He is insightful and inspiring.
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This looks like a good book. John Hope Bryant is the founder of Operation Hope:
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John Hope Bryant is an entrepreneur, author, advisor, and one of the nation’s most recognized empowerment leaders. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, and, as the author of Love Leadership: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey– Bass, 2009), is the only African-American best-selling business author in America. Mr. Bryant serves for ...more
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“Yes that happened, but it doesn't define me. What does not kill me will only make me stronger. I made a mistake, but I am not a mistake.” 1 likes
“When people lead from the perspective of fear, they can be intimidating. They’re not open. They don’t listen. They’re not willing to admit when they’ve made a mistake. It’s always someone else’s fault.   That kind of leadership model is not sustainable. It might produce decent performance over a short period of time. But I don’t think you’re a leader when you lead through fear—you’re a manager.” 1 likes
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