Idoubt that you have ever read anything quite like this marvelous book by John Hope Bryant. Lest you're misled by the title and think that Love Leadership represents the "soft side" of leadership, let me assure you that love leadership is hard. Very hard.

Being a command-and-control leader who issues orders and overpowers people isn't difficult, and it isn't leadership. It is coercion.

Throughout my career, I have observed many who use fear as a leadership style to take advantage of people and to control and manipulate them. As we see every day by the failures of these leaders—from Wall Street firms like Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns to companies like Chrysler and Health South—they cannot sustain success in the twenty-first century by ...

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