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THIS IS A BOOK OF LOVE; Poignant and Straight-Forward,
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This review is from: Love Leadership: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Hardcover)
This book moves quickly as the author shares five practical applications to manage ourselves and connect with others through “love leadership” in business and service relationships. Without becoming boring or redundant the author relays stories from other leaders and how they have applied “love leadership” in their professional and service lives. Indirectly what was also clear was the author’s own “hero’s journey” to learn and apply these love ethics as he worked to co-create foundations of “HOPE” to serve and empower others.
The "five fundamental laws" of "love leadership" hang on a wall next to my computer as work to embrace them in my own life.
"To double your success rate, triple your failure rate."
John Hope Bryant, writing notes that led to the writing of Love Leadership
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John Hope Bryant is the founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), and is the only 2010-2012 bestselling business author in America who is also African-American. His newest book, due out May, 2014, is HOW THE POOR CAN SAVE CAPITALISM, and will be published byBerrett Koehler Publishing).
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I am a slow learner. I like to tell people that my mind is like a piece of steel - it is hard to scratch, but once the scratch is there, it is there forever. My brain is "scratched" quite easily by books that awaken something inside of me, however, and Bryant's book did just that. Leadership books are all the rage these days, and everyone seems to be attending leadership retreats, leadership conferences, leadership seminars, and obtaining entire degrees in leadership. Most leadership books I have read are heavily researched, and while these books are incredibly useful, for me, they were lacking a piece for which I was yearning - authenticity and genuineness. Mr. Bryant's book gave me those things. As I was reading, I truly felt as though my soul was awakened.
He focuses on five tenets: Loss creates leaders, Fear fails, Love makes money, Vulnerability is power, and Giving is getting. Each of these tenets is based in the belief that every decision we make - every decision - is based upon two emotions: Love and Fear. Love leads to success, and fear leads to failure. As many of us have experienced in life, the success of love and the failure of fear do not always become immediately apparent. But eventually, the path always leads to the same end-point.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is currently in a leadership position, anyone who hopes to one day be in a leadership position, and anyone who feels unfulfilled in a current occupation. If you are of the latter category, you will quickly discover that one of the reasons you may be feeling unfulfilled, is because your leader is basing decisions on the wrong emotion.
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"You cannot create leaders, but you can teach most everyone leadership skills. No different than everyone is not an entrepreneur, but teaching most everyone entrepreneurship skills (being proactive, solutions oriented, creative, never giving up, persistent, etc), helps with every aspect of life and work - even working for someone else, running a household, running your life."
If you are feeling down during the holidays, periods like this holiday Thanksgiving week, it is completely understandable. You are probably feeling some disconnection from those you love, those you have loved, or those you would like to love. The easiest of these lost connections to mention, are of course family and friends.
If you love someone, tell them -- right now. Don't wait, because tomorrow never comes. All you have is this moment.
If you are upset with someone, and it has gone on for months and years, just stop that right now -- and make an effort to reconnect with them. Even if this means apologizing for something you did not do. Being the bigger person and taking the high road, often means disconnecting yourself from the need to 'be right,' in the eyes of others. As I said recently to someone I love who was having real conflict with her mother, "you don't want them to leave this world -- to die -- and you had a chip on your shoulder, an unresolved grudge between you. It won't hurt them, it will hurt you. Forgive them because you deserve, not because they do."