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OVERVIEW OF MANAGEMENT THEORY

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YR. JAMES A. LAWRENCE USDA - Forest Service

and LIFUTENANT COLONEL EARL N. United States Army STECK

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Overview of Management
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Theory Steck,

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James A.

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19 ABS 7RACT (Continue on reverse if necesary and identIfy by block number) Basic managemenL theoty, principles, and application concepts are app]ied daily military officers, civilian supervisors, and other leaders to achieve organizational

by goals and

and personal objectives.
successfullv with peoplo.

Such theory provides us with a solid framework for working
It ennhlcs us to use effectively many systemic processes

motivation aspects of organizational structure and functions. Most important, the theory orients command leadership for the enormous task of managing organizations in our environment fraught with volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) This study provides an overview of current management theories and offers some thoughts about the future. 'The stud'y vomnhineg the authors' review of ]tc rLture , including recent articles, and their pe, rsonalI -xpcriences as military' and civilian leaders. '(he study also reflects views gathered from friends and cduc:ators of the a',thors.

Those with limited training or experience as managers will
basic appronches and thlougi.hts that can be
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