continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Quantum Governance team has had the opportunity to work with a great many credit unions throughout the U.S. and Canada—often with the core objective of improving the working relationship between the board and the CEO (including the members of the senior management team that report directly to the CEO). Frequently we are asked, “Is there an approach towards credit union governance we should adopt to best achieve this vital goal?”For most, we recommend adopting the framework of a “constructive partnership” between the board and the CEO/senior management team. One of our clients recently challenged us to define what we mean by a constructive partnership and put it in writing. This blog is the result of that thoughtful challenge.Origins of the Concept of ‘Constructive Partnership’The concept of a constructive partnership was first developed by Richard Chait, Ph.D., a nonprofit governance expert at Harvard University. In his book Governance as Leadership, Chait suggests the best way to frame the relationship between a board and CEO is by focusing primarily on effective collaboration, rather than on effective control (as is the case with the Carver model of “policy governance”).
Guerra successfully completed his medical with the Welsh outfit this week and will officially join them on July 1 when his contract with Real Valladolid has expired. The 32-year-old said on www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk: “I am very thankful for the warm welcome I have received here at Cardiff City and am very excited for my new challenge in Wales. “Hopefully I can keep up the level that I have been playing at in Spain for the last few seasons and that it will be a successful time for me in Cardiff, with both the club and the supporters.” Guerra had been with Valladolid since 2010 and scored 72 goals in 149 appearances for them. Cardiff are preparing for life back in the Championship after their debut Premier League campaign in 2013/14 ended in relegation. Cardiff have announced they have agreed a deal to sign Spanish striker Javi Guerra on a three-year contract. Press Association