Modes of Governance: Sharing Leadership
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Boards have three primary approaches to governance.
According to authors Chait, Ryan and Taylor, not-for-profit boards have three primary approaches to their work in governing organizations: fiduciary, strategic and generative.
Think of three modes of governing as three different types of conversations that need to happen at the board table. These conversations become tools that help board members feel empowered to make the right types of decisions, harness the collective wisdom of the board, and improve board performance.