- Taylor, A., Lincklaen Arriëns, W., and Laing, M. (2015). Understanding Six Water Leadership Roles: A Framework to Help Build Leadership Capacity. Feature article. New Water Policy and Practice Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, 4–31.
- Taylor, A. (2008). Ten attributes of emergent leaders who promote sustainable urban water management. Proceedings the 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage, 31st August -5th September, Edinburgh, Scotland.
- Taylor, A. (2009). Growing leaders: The evaluation of a customised leadership development program. Proceedings of the 6th International Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference, 5 - 8 May, Perth, Western Australia.
- Taylor, A. (2010). Using the lever of leadership to drive environmental change: Ten tips for practitioners. Proceedings of the Enviro 2010 Conference, 21 – 23 July, Melbourne, Victoria.
- Taylor, A. (2011). Building leadership capacity to drive sustainable water practices. Key note presentation. Proceedings of the 4th AWA National Water Education Conference, 1 - 3 March, Melbourne, Victoria.
- Taylor, A and McIntosh, B (2012). Building leadership capacity to drive change: Lessons from a new program. Proceedings of the Enviro 2012 Conference, 24-26 July 2012, Adelaide, South Australia
- The role of leadership for environment and sustainability. Guest lecture. Perspectives on Environment and Sustainability Course, Monash University, 18 April 2011.
- Using the ‘lever of leadership’ to drive environmental change: Ten tips for practitioners. Presentation to the Enviro 2010 Conference, 23 July 2010, Melbourne, Victoria.
- Building leadership capacity to drive sustainable water practices: Improving this form of capacity development. Presentation to the 2nd AWA National Water Industry Capacity Development Conference, 1 March 2011, Melbourne, Victoria.
- Mentoring: why, what, do, don't. Presentation by Dr Brian McIntosh to the Australian Water Association (AWA) Young Water Professionals Queensland Mentoring Program Launch on 18 March 2013 in Brisbane.
- Social networking. Presentation by Dr Andre Taylor to IWCAN in September 2013.
- Taylor, A. (2008). Leadership in sustainable urban water management: An investigation of the champion phenomenon. Industry report. Melbourne, Victoria: National Urban Water Governance Program, Monash University.
- Building leadership capacity to drive sustainable water management. How and why? Presentation to the Asia-Pacific Water Forum’s Knowledge Hub for Healthy Rivers and Aquatic Ecosystems, 4-5 November 2009, Gold Coast, Queensland.
An influential paper by Mr Wouter Lincklaen Arriens (formally Asian Development Bank) and Uta Wehn de Montalvo from UNESCO-IHE Institute of Water Education which outlines the case for investing in leadership development within the international water sector.
- Lincklaen Arriens, W. & Wehn de Montalvo, U. (2013). Exploring Water Leadership. Water Policy 15 (2013) 15–41
A well researched case study that highlights the importance of a cross-sector network of champions in advancing water sensitive urban design in Melbourne.
- Brown, R., & Clarke, J. (2007). Transition to water sensitive urban design: The story of Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne, Victoria: Facility for Advancing Water Biofiltration and National Urban Water Governance Program, Monash University.
A thesis reporting research that investigated champions (key change agents) who worked at project and executive levels in Australian water agencies to promote more sustainable forms of water management, such as integrated water management.
- Taylor, A. (2010). Sustainable Urban Water Management: The Champion Phenomenon. PhD eThesis. National Urban Water Governance Program, Monash University, Victoria, Melbourne.
Key findings from a set of international case studies that examined the role of individual and organisational ‘policy entrepreneurs’ (emergent leaders) in driving major transitions in water policy.
- Meijerink, S., & Huitema, D. (2010). Policy entrepreneurs and change strategies: Lessons from sixteen case studies of water transitions around the globe. Ecology and Society, 15(2): 1-21.
This chapter discusses environmental change agents, including important personal characteristics and skills.
- Dunphy, D., Griffiths, A., & Benn, S. (2007). Organizational change for corporate sustainability (second edition). London, England: Routledge. Specifically, chapter 9 (Leading Towards Sustainability).
A well researched conceptual framework and guide to successfully engaging in leadership behaviours across different types of organisational boundaries (e.g. managerial levels, organisational silos, professional disciplines, cultures, etc.).
- Ernst, C., & Chrobot-Mason, D. (2011). Boundary spanning leadership: Six practices for solving problems, driving innovation, and transforming organisations. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill.
A classic paper that makes a distinction between leadership and management. It is a good place to start coming to grips with the concept of leadership.
- Kotter, J. (2001). What leaders really do. Best of HBR - breakthrough leadership. Harvard Business Review, December, 85-96.
A highly respected and easy-to-read general reference on leadership, particularly within organisations.
- Kouzes, J., & Posner, B. (2012). The leadership challenge. Fifth edition. San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass.
A book chapter that provides sound guidance, a conceptual model and an assessment tool for team leadership, that drws on published reserach findings.
- Hill, S. (2013). Team Leadership. In P. Northouse (Ed.), Leadership: Theory and practice (pp. 287-318). Sixth edition. London, UK: Sage.
A paper that provides an introduction to important concepts such as the difference between leadership and authority, and the forms of leadership needed to address complex challenges.
- Flower, J. (1995). Leadership without easy answers: A conversation with Ronald Heifetz. The Healthcare Forum Journal, 38(4), 30-35.