Turning outward enables us to see, hear people in new ways

Turning outward enables us to see, hear people in new ways

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Beth Doyle

By making the community – not the conference room – the reference point for making decisions, Rich Harwood, president and founder of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, tells us that “turning outward” is a direction and a mindset that allows us to see and hear other people in a deeper way.

Turning outward is at the heart of The Harwood Institute’s approach for creating positive change. When we turn outward, we can learn the true meaning of our community’s shared aspirations and take positive action together, producing greater impact and relevance.

Like all of us, Rich wants to make a real difference in the lives of people and their communities. And like so many of us, he has been working on it a long time.

Let’s explore what turning outward means and how we –together -- can bring real possibilities and hope to our community.


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