The Rumi Forum presented: “A Conversation on the Future of Leadership” with John Hope Bryant

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Synopsis: As we wrap up one of the toughest years imaginable, we are finding many in our workforce are worn down by stress and worry, and morale is down. In LOVE LEADERSHIP, I make the case that there are two things in the world; there is love and there is fear, and what you don’t love you fear, and the reason that the world is all screwed up is that many of our so-called leaders have led by fear. I show leaders how to break away from the long-standing leadership style- one based on fear. Instead, I suggest that the best way to lead in both your professional and personal life is to figure out what you have to give others in a world obsessed with the question “what do I get?”

Bio: A Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum, an Oprah’s Angel Network award recipient, a TIME Magazine 50 (Leaders) for the Future (94′), John Hope Bryant is an entrepreneur, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, the Inc. Magazine/CEO Read bestselling author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), advisor to the current U.S. president as well as the last two sitting U.S. presidents, a thought leader, public speaker, and an innovator in the business of empowerment. Operation HOPE, America’s first non-profit social investment banking organization founded immediately following the Rodney King Riots of 1992 in South Central Los Angeles, now operates in 69 U.S. communities, South Africa and Haiti, having served more than one million individuals, has more than 10,000 HOPE Corps volunteers, 5,000 partners from government, community (including faith) and the private sector, has raised more than $500 million and helped to restructure another $300 million in subprime mortgages from the private sector to empower the poor, for a total of approximately $900 million in economic activity for the under-served. John Hope Bryant was born on February 6, 1966, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, California, and resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Bryant is a member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta and attends Ebenezer Church in Atlanta, Georgia.