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January 01 2010

LOVE LEADERSHIP Cited on Top Seller List for September on CEO READ Business Bestseller Top 25 List

Book makes record-setting 11th appearance on the list as popularity for John Hope Bryant’s
business principles remains strong

– LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), makes the Inc. Magazine 800-CEO-READ bestsellers list for the month of September. This month marks the record 11th time the book has made the list since its release in August 2009, showing at #19.

The book, authored by Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant continues to attract the attention of national and international business leaders and decision makers as principles from the book have been the focus of discussions at the Fifth Financial Literary Week and Military High Command meetings in Uganda, the Asia Society in Hong Kong, the Penn Club in Beijing, 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 book asserts that the best way to get ahead is to figure out what you have to give and demonstrates how leading with love and respect creates success in business and in life. Aimed at a new generation of leaders and extremely relevant for today's economic climate, the book draws on Bryant’s remarkable success story. The principles derived and are deftly illustrated by interviews with thirty love-based leaders who include former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Harvard Business School Professor, former Medtronic CEO, and bestselling author Bill George, HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Civil Rights legend and HOPE Global Spokesman Ambassador Andrew Young, and some of the last book interviews with the late, Secretary Jack Kemp and 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 website for the book has can be found at, where readers can connect via Twitter and Facebook. LOVE LEADERSHIP is also available digitally on Kindle and as an audio-book through and Proceeds from 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 can visit CEO Read.  

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