Managing Marginal or Incompetent Staff
Managing Marginal or Incompetent Staff: A Practical Guide explains how to deal with underperforming or incompetent staff and provides detailed memos, forms, procedures, and examples that are consistent with due process and just cause. Written by Dr. Jo Campbell who has a PhD from Columbia University and almost thirty years of administrative experience in education, this book is especially important for administrators, principals, and superintendents in public service organizations. The book has two parts. In the first part, principles of performance evaluation, due process and just cause, and supervision and communication are discussed. In the second part, a comprehensive case study example is provided that shows details of procedures, forms, memos, actions and documents that the administrator should use. This book has outstanding professional reviews and is highly recommended. Dr. Mel Coleman of NOVA Southeastern University states that it is "must reading for anyone who is in a supervisory role." Connie Podesta, M.S., LPC, CSP, recommends this guide as "essential reading to every manager and administrator." Kim Kazmierczak, Principal, writes "As a veteran principal I found this book to be extremely beneficial in supervising certified staff." Doreen Knuth, Elementary Principal, writes "As a new administrator I found Jo Campbell's book invaluable." Dr. Bill Rauhauser, President School Improvement Partners, writes "It is a guide that any one could follow to help with one of the most difficult challenges any administrator faces. I highly recommend it." Although this book is especially relevant for public service administrators, principals, and superintendents, it is also valued by managers and administrators in private industry as well.