“John Bryant is a 41 year-old whirlwind of ideas and action. Lean, intense, focused, and completely positive in his belief in the potential of poor people to prosper, with ‘a hand up and not a hand out.’"
John Hope Bryant is an entrepreneur, author, advisor, and one of the nation's recognized empowerment leaders.
Coming from modest means in South Central Los Angeles, Bryant has built successful for-profit enterprises and best-in-class non-profit organizations with global impact, over the past 30 years. He has helped form financial literacy-to-entrepreneurship federal public policy for the U.S. federal government, working under both Democratic and Republican U.S. Presidents.
Mr. Bryant is founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. He is widely published and was a top (2009-2011) Inc. Magazine/CEO-READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass). Bryant is the only African-American bestselling business author in America today.
John’s next book, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class (May 2014) suggests a new consciousness among successful business leaders: that their true purpose is to empower the poor, the working class and the struggling middle class through capitalism. By creating a virtuous upward cycle, wealth building occurs for all.
The goal is to spark an economic revival that works for everyone. But as John proudly says, “This isn’t a solution for the 99% or the 1%. This is the answer is for the 100%.”
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In a highly competitive, reset world, companies, governments, non-governmental organizations and other entities that rely on people power, will increasingly require effective and highly engaged leaders.
Bryant believes that the new definition of freedom for his generation is "self-determination," and you cannot have self-determination without empowering yourself to create a sustainably changed environment in your life.
In this talk, John Hope Bryant shows how Empowerment Leadership is about exercising effective control over the only thing we can: ourselves. It is about driving top-line performance by inspiring everyone to have an enlightened self-interest in anything and everything they do.
Change is everywhere, from the White House to your house. Over the next few years, the way in which most of us have become accustomed to living will change forever. The global economic crisis has delivered a structural body blow, both here and abroad, that will require everyone to rethink everything. That said, this change can be a good thing, and together we can make the next 30 years the most amazing in modern history.
In a world framed and defined by global economics, individual choices informed by financial literacy, collective prosperity and the acquisition of knowledge, the role of individuals must change. You are the gateways to the revitalization of America, and the gateway to what I believe will be our greatest American generation. In this session we will effectively “rethink everything,” by establishing a vision for our nation’s future, and yours. I will tell you what I am doing to inspire a new silver rights movement in America and abroad, and what you can do too.
Love leadership distills what Bryant has learned about love-based leading into five fundamental laws:
1. Loss Creates Leaders (there can be no strength without legitimate suffering)
2. Fear Fails (only respect and love leads to success)
3. Love Makes Money (love is at the core of true wealth)
4. Vulnerability is Power (when you open up to people, they open up to you)
5. Giving is Getting (the more you offer to others, the more they will give back to you)
John Hope Bryant
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