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Managerial Skills as Viewed by Forest Supervisors

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Abstract:

A panel of 20 forest supervisors, selected within four regions of the USDA Forest Service, ranked a total of 21 skills as important in carrying out their managerial responsibilities. The three skills ranked as presently most important were anticipating and analyzing critical issues, working with other disciplines, and developing and setting goals and priorities. Anticipating and analyzing critical issues and working with other disciplines were judged to be best enhanced by on-the-job training, while setting goals and priorities was viewed as a skill readily enhanced by formal development programs. Skills in evaluating alternatives and managing change were expected to be increasingly important in the future.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forest Resource Management, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse

Publication date: 1983-01-01

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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