The Will to Govern Well: Knowledge, Trust, and Nimbleness

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Any look inside an association reveals challenges that require change in governance systems. These challenges include shifts in the balance of power, in policy making, and in measures of success. Associations must understand increasingly complex member segments and need to be able to respond to specialized needs. Increased demands for tangible benefits and bottom-line measures mean that associations need to think differently about how they create value for their members and how they measure success. The Will to Govern Well presents research into associations that have shifted from more traditional governance structures created with the intent to predict performance and replicate past successes to knowledge-based governance systems, which can more reliably function in a world characterized by rapid change. This book is about developing strategies for change in governance. It rejects the idea of wholesale revolution in favor of rapid evolution, which has the added benefit of decreasing resistance among members and stakeholders, who similarly reject such terms.

The book presents three critical themes that have emerged as key to developing the will to govern well knowledge, trust, and nimbleness providing definitions and strategies for incorporating them into governance. This second edition updates the original edition with information and insights that have been gleaned in the 10 years since its first publication. Furthermore, it includes a whole new chapter on the intelligent association, providing an evolved process for associations that have been using knowledge-based governance so routinely it has become part of the fabric of their operation. Another new feature of this edition is an emerging theory about the value proposition of associations in the 21st century.

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Glenn H. Tecker is a principal partner and chairman of the board and co-chief executive officer of Tecker Consultants, LLC, which specializes in research, strategy, and leadership. He has assisted many organizations in redesigning their governance.

Paul D. Meyer is a president and co-chief executive officer with Tecker Consultants, LLC. He works with organizations on strategic planning and thinking, governance redesign, research, program assessment, innovation training, and organizational change initiatives.

Leigh Wintz, CAE, is a principal partner of Tecker Consultants, LLC. She has worked with clients for more than 10 years to implement modern governance techniques, identify and overcome barriers to organizational effectiveness, and secure acceptance for significant organizational change.

Bud Crouch is a principal partner with Tecker Consultants, LLC, and president of Innovations Plus. He has a 20-year track record of successfully helping organizations to identify issues of strategic importance and helping them to prepare for the future.

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. ASAE members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. ASAE is the preeminent source of knowledge, learning, community, and advocacy for the field of association management. ASAE s publishing imprint, Association Management Press, reflects the ASAE mission by publishing relevant, reliable content focusing on helping professionals tackle their organizational leadership and management challenges.

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