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Sales remain strong for LOVE LEADERSHIP as guiding principles of the book

continue to ring true in current economic and social climate

LOS ANGELES – July 18, 2010 – LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass) by Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant again makes the Inc. Magazine/800-CEO-READ bestselling business books list for the month of June, taking the #17 spot.  The universal message has inspired business managers, academics and community leaders to sing the book’s praises.


“John Hope Bryant proves that power is the ability to give more than you receive, to lead more than you follow, and to love more than you hate,” said Steve Bartlett, president and CEO of The Financial Services Roundtable. 

Chairman and CEO of Gallup, Inc. Jim Clifton calls LOVE LEADERSHIP “a must-read for today’s current and future leaders.”

Former Bancwest Corporation and Bank of the West Chairman and CEO Don J. McGrath continues, “he gives us a recipe for personal success driven by a simple notion: treating others with respect and dignity creates true long-term success.”

LOVE LEADERSHIP continues to attract an international audience as principles from the book have been the focus of discussions at the Roland Berger Strategy Challenge Club Meeting in Solna, Sweden, the FORTUNE/TIME/CNN Global Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, the World Economic Forum regional meeting in Tanzania, and the international OECD Forum in Paris.

Bryant’s lecture series “A Conversation on Leadership”, based on principles from the book, took place at several venues including: the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Conference on leadership for HBCU presidents in Atlanta, GA; the U.S. Treasury Department Executive Leadership Institute in Washington, DC; SunTrust Bank in Baltimore; and the New York Bankers Association with Mike Smith and Lynn Pike. Keynote speaking engagements have included events at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco and at the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. annual meeting in Hollywood, Florida, to name a few.

LOVE LEADERSHIP demonstrates how leading with love and respect creates success in business and in life. The book makes the case that the best way to get ahead is to figure out what you have to give. Aimed at a new generation of leaders and extremely relevant for today's economic climate, LOVE LEADERSHIP draws on Bryant’s remarkable success story and on interviews with thirty love-based leaders such as former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Bill George, HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Ambassador Andrew Young, and some of the last book interviews with the late, great Secretary Jack Kemp and the late civil rights icon Dr. Dorothy I. Height.

LOVE LEADERSHIP bridges the gap between solid business advice and pure inspiration. It 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).

A new website for the book has been launched at, where readers can connect via Twitter and Facebook. Proceeds from purchases of the book made through the LOVE LEADERSHIP website as well as Operation HOPE's website help the financial literacy nonprofit deliver its services to underserved communities worldwide. For groups seeking to purchase books in bulk and at a discount visit CEO Read.  LOVE LEADERSHIP is also available digitally on Kindle and as an audio-book through and

Organizations interested in hosting "A Conversation on Leadership" can contact Rachael Doff, Chief of Staff at the Office of the Chairman, at 213-891-2918 or at


About the Author, John Hope Bryant
Charismatic speaker and “silver rights” advocate, 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. Appointed by the President’s Executive Order 13455, he served as the vice chair of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy and the 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.

About Operation HOPE, Inc.
Operation HOPE, America’s first non-profit social investment banking organization founded immediately following the Rodney King Riots of 1992 in South Central Los Angeles, now operates in 70 U.S. communities and South Africa, having served more than one million individuals, has more than 10,000 HOPE Corps volunteers, 5,000 partners from government, community (including faith) and the private sector, has raised more than $500 million and helped to restructure another $300 million in subprime mortgages from the private sector to empower the poor, for a total of approximately $900 million in economic activity for the under-served. To learn more about HOPE, visit

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