Organizational Leadership in the Wildland Fire Service
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  • 1. ORGANIZATIONALOrganizational Leadership in the Wildland Fire Service 2nd Edition takes youbeyond popular press rhetoric about leadership; it reaches into the researchand practice worlds and extracts critical aspects of leadership fundamental to LEADERSHIPthe future of the Wildland Fire Service. Built on the Wildland Fire LeadershipDevelopment Program, this course moves into the depths of leadership todirectly address the leadership of self, leadership of others, and leadershipof organizations. This course is intended for those who are ready to in the Wildland Fire Serviceaccelerate their own leadership skills. About the Authors Curt C. Braun, Ph.D. is the president, CEO, and founder of Benchmark Research & Safety, Inc. Dr. Braun has brought psychological and human factors principles to a variety of industries, including aviation, software development, public administration and research, and wildland fire management. In each field, Dr. Braun has worked to identify and shape the psychological and system design factors that promote human performance. Dr. Braun has an extensive background in wildland fire. Starting his career as a member of the Sawtooth Hotshots, Dr. Braun has served as an instructor in many wildland fire courses including S520/620, investigated incidents, developed knowledge management tools, and presented to thousands of wildland fire professionals across the United States. Eric F. Shaver, Ph.D. is a senior consultant with Benchmark Research & Safety, Inc., where he specializes in human factors & ergonomics, safety, usability, organizational behavior, user research, and training. Dr. Shaver’s work has emphasized achieving an optimal fit between people, technology, and work systems to facilitate safety, performance, and satisfaction. Dr. Shaver has instructed leaders in the wildland fire service in the areas of decision making, stress management, coaching, and mentoring. Dr. Shaver brings a unique outside perspective to the challenging and rewarding wildland fire service. Curt C. Braun, PhD & Eric F. Shaver, PhD 2nd Edition