Simply Put: Love Does


By: Harvey Hook

“Love is the foundation of all leadership.”

  • John Wooden

John Wooden, nicknamed the “Wizard of Westwood” won 10 NCAA national basketball championships with UCLA in a 12-year period, 1964 – 1975, including 7 in a row.  In addition to his coaching prowess, including an 88-game winning streak, he had the remarkable ability to get his teams to focus on the fundamentals of the game, while creating unparalleled unity.

Coach Wooden was known to say: “The most important things in life are family and love; and love is the foundation of all leadership.”

David Steward is widely recognized as America’s top African-American entrepreneur, as founder and chief executive officer of World Wide Technology, Inc.  When he spoke at the Leadership Prayer Breakfast in 2004, WWT was a 2-billion-dollar company on its way to a

10-billion-dollar goal.  Today, with annual revenue at 9.5 billion, he is on the cusp of his goal.

In his book, “Doing Business by the Good Book,” David states: “The number one thing we produce as a company is love, and it’s love that separates us from our competition.”

Mother Teresa needs no introduction and was known, to not only say, but to live out the truths:

  • “Intense love does not measure, it just gives.”
  • “I am a pencil in the hand of a writing God, Who is sending a love letter to the world.”

It would seem, one of the top contributors to the lives of the most prominent among us is this thing called, love.  It’s a soft skill, that’s hard to do.  It’s often devalued in favor of things like efficiency and response time.  But maybe, there’s something to this love thing we all could learn, to drive our value and production to the highest levels.  If so, it would well be worth our investment of time to discover the secret.

And then there is Bob Goff, who says things like: Simply Put, Love Does!

For Bob, love is action, or as he likes to say: Love God, Do Stuff.  As a college student, he spent sixteen days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat.  As a father, he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. His advocacy on behalf of human-trafficked children in Uganda, led him to his role as Ugandan Consul to the United States.

As a former attorney, and now the NY Times best-selling author of “Love Does,” Bob is the founder of Love Does, an international non-profit fighting injustice committed against children in multiple third world countries. When you meet him, you discover he is delightfully engaging.

Bob will be with us November 2nd, to show us how to DREAM BIGGER by loving better.  His platform will be the 28th Annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast, where he will be joined by Breakfast Chair, Cindy Monroe, Founder & CEO, of Thirty-One Gifts.

“God doesn’t want failure to shut us down. God didn’t make it a three-strikes-and-you’re-out sort of thing. It’s more about how God helps us dust ourselves off so we can swing for the fences again. And all of this without keeping a meticulous record of our screw-ups.” ― Bob Goff,

I encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to get a front row seat to hear Bob share his DREAM BIGGER story.  Bob knows what it is like to be on the other side of what you were made to do, and his practical insights helps “dreamers get out of the mud” so they can pursue their life’s passion in new and meaningful ways.

Event Details:

  • 28th Annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast with Bob Goff & Cindy Monroe
  • Thursday, November 2
  • 7:30 – 9:00AM
  • Mershon Auditorium
  • Information and Reservations can be found HERE

And of course, I hope to see you there…….


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