Should Public Bodies “Speak with One Voice?”

“Boards speak with one voice” is a maxim of good governance. It is a primary principle of John Carver’s Policy Governance® model and is widely embraced by other governance experts as well. It means that authority is vested in the governing board’s decisions, not in the governing board’s individual members. That seems simple and straightforward. […]

Defining Governance

I’ve been teaching “governance” for several decades, and often the people attending these classes are unclear as to just what “governance” is all about compared to “government” or “governing.”  To start, “government,” a noun, means the body of persons authorized to exercise various powers to direct and supervise public affairs.  In the United States and […]