Tomorrow, more than 30 countries around the world, led mostly by members of the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGLs), as associated with the World Economic Forum in Geneva,Switzerland, and supported principally by HOPE Global Initiatives, the international arm of Operation HOPE (HOPE), Global Dignity will convene its second annual GLOBAL DIGNITY DAY 2009, with the co-founders of Global Dignity, HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland, and myself, teaching a Dignity Day session at Oxford in London.
The co-founders and the board of directors of Global Dignity would like to take this time to thank stand out corporate leader — Clear Channel Outdoor. Hearing about our 2009 GLOBAL DIGNITY DAY, but with no request from us whatsoever, Clear Channel Outdoor, led by its president, my friend Greg McGrath, initiated the innovative design of an entire citywide GLOBAL DIGNITY DAY 2009 billboard campaign in Los Angeles to raise awareness of our efforts.
Recognizing that time was short, Greg and his team designed a campaign which could be loaded up on its electronic billboards immediately. Once we signed off on the idea, the company immediately moved to have the billboards placed in West Hollywood, at its own expense. I now understand that approximately 40 GLOBAL DIGNITY DAY 2009 billboards are located throughout Los Angeles! What a great example of corporate leadership, and a company committed to doing well, and doing "good" too. This is what I call Love Leadership in action. More companies should follow their lead.
Onward with HOPE,
John Hope Bryant