The personality and motivational characteristics, formal training, and first job experience of foresters are such that most are ill-equipped for managerial positions. The problem is compounded by the absence of planned management development programs in many forestry organizations. Since there is a critical need for managerial skills, a self-development program is advised. Suggestions include self-analysis, and development on and off the job.
Document Type: Journal Article
Forest Finance and Taxation Specialist, State and Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, Montana
Publication date: August 1, 1976
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