Introduction

Warning! The traditional negative connotation of discipline in the workplace is an outdated vestige of the past. In today’s workplace, progressive discipline is going to assume a new role, more positive than anything we’ve seen up until now. So don’t pick up this book thinking that you’re about to enter a world of negative strategies to mandate employee compliance by wielding tools of control. Attracting and retaining the best talent has to do with encouraging people to be their best. It’s about leadership, fairness, and a willingness to address issues head-on.

Progressive discipline is a means of communicating problems directly and in a timely fashion so that employees can involve themselves in the problem-solving process. But proper ...

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