Good Governance: The Origin Of Civility

Be sure to disagree in an agreeable way. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the word civility. And unless you live under a rock, you can likely understand why . Frankly there’s a significant lack of it in the public sector. It concerns me, and my guess is that it concerns you, no matter…

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The State of Credit Union Governance, 2018: Six Key Findings

We’ve been regularly surveying credit union board members, supervisory or audit committee members, CEOs and senior staff for the past five years. And for as many years as we’ve been surveying them, we’ve dreamed about the notion of pulling together a “state of the state” of credit union governance report – both to forward our own understanding…

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5 Data-Driven Recommendations for Governance Success

The State of Credit Union Governance, 2018 is the culmination of five years of data collected from credit unions across the United States and a dream long held by everyone at Quantum Governance. The research yielded a number of key findings which we’ve shared previously on our blog. And now we can also share some…

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A Case for Reaching Higher; Musings on The Federal Reserve’s Proposed Guidance on Supervisory Expectation for Boards of Directors

This past August, the Federal Reserve published its Proposed Guidance on Supervisory Expectation for Boards of Directors (“Proposed Guidelines”) and invited comment and discussion on the subject of better performance though better governance – a topic near and dear to us at Quantum Governance. So, as we ourselves have mused on the pros of the…

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Beyond Ethics

For many years, my focus was on ethics – particularly organizational ethics. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, I majored in philosophy and minored in psychology.  My father thought it was imprudent to follow such a course of study, but I persisted.  As such, I studied many of history’s greatest ethicists.  I went on to law…

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