Note: The purpose of this website is to support the ideas in the book Boosting Impact and Innovation in Higher Education:  The Knowledge Entrepreneur and High Diversity Groups in Universities.  Rather than list comments from people I have worked with many years ago I have chosen to only present comments from a number of senior people at the University of Western Australia (UWA) who have chosen to invest considerable resources in the ideas presented in the book.  Along with groups of approximately 20 of their colleagues, they have all participated in at least two programs based on the book and they have also acted as sponsors of programs for senior leadership and research groups.  

“Ross Rynehart’s new book helps us rethink how to lead universities in the twenty-first century.  Boosting Impact and Innovation in Higher Education rewrites the rules on how universities of the twenty first century need to be led.  Rynehart challenges university leaders to embrace diversity and creativity within their institutions.  Yet, far from a polemic, the book provides university leaders pragmatic examples and tools to help unlock this potential.”

Professor Mathew Tonts

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

UWA

 

"The Knowledge Entrepreneur toolkit that is at the core of Ross’s book is equally valuable for professional staff as it is for academic staff.  I have seen many people participate in leadership programs with Ross and they have developed greatly as individual leaders as well as having learnt much more about operating as a team."

Christine Richardson

Head, Service Delivery, Faculty of Science

UWA

“Ross’s programs are designed to engage participants practically in the development of leadership skills in a manner that engages the sceptical academic and reluctant academic leader in what leadership is about.  The skills learned are just as much life skills as they are about leadership.”

Professor John Dell

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Professor of Electrical Engineering

UWA

‘It can be challenging to get university academics to take leadership training seriously. I was surprised at how enthusiastically colleagues took to the material in Boosting Impact and Innovation in Higher Education and to using the knowledge entrepreneurs toolkit in their day to day dealings with staff’. 

Professor Tony O’Donnell

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean

Faculty of Science

UWA

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