The Leadership Nature Podcast
About This Show
The Leadership Nature Podcast features one-on-one interviews with diverse leaders from across the forestry and natural resources nation, and it is intended to spread the seeds of leadership insights, lessons learned and personal advice from experienced leaders to current and future generations of natural resource leaders. Each episode also includes a leadership tip of the week from the interviewer.
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033: Tolerated but Not Welcomed Is a Framing a Lot of People Have About Forestry
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Jada Jackson has been with the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service for six years. She started as the Technical Specialist for the Forest Legacy Program in the Northeastern Area, and was promoted to Program Manager three years ago. On this week’s episode, Jada discusses some of her thoughts on where the forestry profession is going, and what makes a good leader succeed in this very important field. Key Takeaways: [4:05] How did Jada get started in forestry? [10:15] Jada literally knocked on doors to get a job! [17:50] Thankfully, Jada’s education was free, but she felt that it was not worth the price. She explains further. [21:25] How are we doing as a profession, when it comes to diversity and safety? [25:15] Jada discusses the senior leadership program in the forest service, and what it entails. [30:00] What makes a good leader? [34:35] What kind of mentors has Jada had over the years? [43:10] What advice would Jada have for fellow woman forest professionals? [51:15] Know what’s out there, know what you’re good at, and know what you want to do. Always be curious! [56:25] Foresters are needed more than ever in these times. [58:25] Tom’s Leadership Tip of the Week! Mentioned in This Episode: Na.fs.fed.us Jada on LinkedIn