John Hope Bryant's LOVE LEADERSHIP Continues Strong Sales, Best-Seller Status

October 22, 2009 – After debuting as #8 on the 800-CEO-Read “Best Seller” list, LOVE LEADERSHIP: THE NEW WAY TO LEAD IN A FEAR-BASED WORLD (Jossey-Bass) in August 2009, the book has maintained its “Best Seller” status for the month of September. In addition, the title picks up steam and another “best list” after making Wal-Mart’s “Top Sellers” for "Top Business Reads" list at

The book has been referred to as a “love story” for his style of leadership at the nonprofit he started in 1992, Operation HOPE. As Founder, Chairman and CEO, Bryant has donated all proceeds through the website to benefit the financial literacy organization.

LOVE LEADERSHIP is a unique and powerful book that bridges the gap between solid business advice and pure inspiration. Bryant continues to spread the word that leading by fear is NOT the answer. From his recent visit to speak at the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China to his speech from the pulpit at Civil Rights legend Martin Luther King’s historic church, listeners being moved by his passion and message.  Bryant’s September book tour also included a "Conversation on Leadership" in Atlanta with Ambassador Andrew Young and best-selling author Bill George. He was also a keynote at this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.

Bryant’s groundbreaking book makes the case that the best way to get ahead is to figure out what you have to give in 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 draws 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: 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).

Bryant continues to emphasize how leading with love and respect creates success in business and in life in LOVE LEADERSHIP. He can be seen next in Chicago (10/27) at the American Bankers Association Annual Convention and in New York (11/13) at the New York Bankers Association Financial Services Forum.

 About the Author, John Hope Bryant
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 the 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

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