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John Hope Bryant’s childhood poverty and six months of homelessness fueled his desire to help people in low-income communities. After the Rodney King riots divided Los Angeles and the nation, Bryant started Operation HOPE. He discusses how his hard upbringing and subsequent efforts to start and run a nonprofit organization taught him the five main laws of leading without fear. Bryant includes interviews with both famous and unknown love-based leaders – including Bill Clinton and Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway – but their stories are mostly platitudes. Bryant’s own story is his most compelling example of love-based leadership. getAbstract recommends this uplifting book to all current and aspiring leaders. 

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why fear-based leadership doesn’t work,
  • Why you should lead with love instead and
  • How to apply the five laws of love leadership. 

About the Author

John Hope Bryant is founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE – a nonprofit social-investment banking organization established to help people in low-income communities learn financial literacy and gain empowerment. 



Love Leadership

John Hope Bryant’s belief in “love leadership” led him to start Operation HOPE – America’s first nonprofit, social-investment banking organization. Operation HOPE’s goal is to teach poor people financial literacy, lifting those in poverty by converting check-cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners and dreamers into entrepreneurs. Operation HOPE provides financial training and empowerment through its nine HOPE Banking Centers.

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