ERIC Number: ED518079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
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Good Governance Is a Choice: A Way to Re-Create Your Board--The Right Way
Quinn, Randy; Dawson, Linda J.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This book comes with a promise: after reading it, you will never again think of board work the same as before. "Good Governance is a Choice" is a book about, and for, boards of public and non-profit organizations. Its central focus is on public school boards and the special challenges they face, but the governing model it introduces, Coherent Governance, is applicable to any board of any type. Coherent Governance is a policy-based governing model that features a fail-proof means for creating absolute role clarity for boards and their CEOs. The model offers a process for boards to control operational decisions without making them, allowing them to spend the dominant part of their time on what matters--whether the organization is delivering the goods for the clients it serves. The authors challenge readers to consider themselves to be the very first board elected or appointed to serve their organization and to thoughtfully craft a governance role and board processes to allow them to best do their work--unencumbered by past practice and tradition. They draw from their combined 60-plus years of experience in working with public and non-profit boards as they present their state-of-the-art governing model.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Governance, Boards of Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Sector, Governing Boards, Administrative Organization, Board of Education Role, Administrator Role, Administrative Principles, Organizational Culture, Organizational Effectiveness, Board Administrator Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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