Elements at the heart of turning outward

Elements at the heart of turning outward

Posted on September 09, 2016 by Beth Doyle

Over the past several weeks, we have learned about turning outward, aspirations, and public knowledge from Rich Harwood, the president and founder of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. He also shares with us that intentionality lives throughout the Harwood approach.

As we take in the practice, The Harwood Institute has developed a set of touchstones for us to consider as we make daily choices so that we continue to turn outward rather than inward. They are called the 3 A’s of Public Life.

Authority. Authenticity. Accountability.

Authority -- Could I stand on the table and talk to people about their community, their aspirations and concerns, and would they believe me?

Authenticity -- Do I reflect the reality of people’s lives and do they believe I have their best interests at heart, even when we disagree?

Accountability -- Am I living up to the pledges and promises I have made?

In this video, Rich shares more with us what is at the heart of turning outward: The 3 A’s.


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