Industry journal publishes IWC Leadership Specialist's paper
The paper will feature in the Journal of Environmental Management this month (January 2012). Entitled, Fostering environmental champions: A process to build their capacity to drive change, the paper outlines a six-step process to build leadership capacity of environmental champions. This is in light of the challenges environmental managers face worldwide and the increasing need for leadership capacity to be distributed throughout organisations, not just at executive levels.
The paper defines ‘leadership’ as a process of influence taking place between leaders and their followers. Establishing direction, aligning resources, generating motivation and providing inspiration are described as part of the leadership process. While formal leaders have role descriptions requiring leadership behaviours, emergent leaders are those who choose to engage in these behaviours. The paper particularly highlights the significant role emergent environmental leaders play in triggering and driving change in response to complex environmental challenges.Dr Taylor is the program coordinator for IWC’s Water Leadership Program aimed at helping emerging leaders to develop the abilities they need to exert influence, drive change and advance challenging integrated water management projects. You can view IWC Water Leadership Program here. The January issue of the Journal of Environmental Management has not yet been released. However to view its website click here.