Professor of Leadership and Organization Development
Burnaby Phone: 778-782-4104
Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Bushe
Dr. Gervase Bushe, Professor of Leadership and Organization Development, is an internationally recognized scholar in organizational development whose work is widely cited. His research examines organizational change, organizational learning, leadership and leadership development, teams and team building, change agents and change agentry. With an extensive background in designing transformational change processes, Gervase consults to major corporations such as Business Objects, Telus, General Motors, the Vancouver Island and Fraser Health Authorities, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and ACL Analytics. His leadership development programs are licensed for delivery around the world through Clear Learning Ltd. Gervase is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and The Organization Development Practitioner.
Specialization and Research Interests
Leadership, organizational change and development, groups and teamwork, consulting and change agentry.
Bushe, G.R. (2012). Appreciative inquiry: Theory and critique. In Boje, D., Burnes, B. & Hassard, J. (Eds.) The Routledge Companion To Organizational Change (pp. 87-103). Oxford, UK: Routledge.
Bushe, G.R. & Chu, A. (2011). Fluid teams: Solutions to the problems of unstable team membership. Organizational Dynamics 40.3: 181-188.
Bushe, G.R. (2010). Commentary on "Appreciative inquiry as a shadow process". Journal of Management Inquiry 9.3: 234-237.
Bushe, G.R. & Marshak, R.J. (2009). Revisioning organization development: Diagnostic and dialogic premises and patterns of practice. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 45.3: 348-368. (Winner of the Douglas McGregor Memorial Award for best paper in JABS in 2009)
Bushe, G.R. (2009). Dialogic OD: Turning away from diagnosis. In W.J. Rothwell, J.M. Stavros, R.L. Sullivan & A. Sullivan (Eds.), Practicing organization development: A guide for Managing and Leading Change, 3rd Ed (pp. 617-623). San Francisco: Pfieffer-Wiley.
Bushe, G.R. (2009). Clear leadership: Sustaining real collaboration and partnership at work (2nd Edition). Mountain View, CA: Davies-Black Publishers.
Bushe, G.R. (2007). Appreciative Inquiry is not (just) about the positive. Organization Development Practitioner 39.4: 30-35. Slated to be reprinted in Appreciative Inquiry: Concepts and Experiences. Ahmedabad, India: Academy of Human Resource Development, 2010, and the Oxford Leadership Journal, September, 2010.
Bushe, G.R. & Coetzer, G.H. (2007). Group development and team effectiveness: Using shared cognitions to measure the impact of group development on task performance and group viability. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 43.2: 184-212. (Winner - Douglas McGregor Memorial Award)
Bushe, G.R. (2006). Sensemaking and the problems of learning from experience: Barriers and requirements for creating cultures of collaboration. In S. Shulman (Ed.), Creating cultures of collaboration (pp.151-171). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Bushe, G.R. & Kassam, A. (2005). When is appreciative inquiry transformational? A case meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 41.2: 161-181. (Honorable Mention: Douglas McGregor Memorial Award)
Bushe, G.R. (2004). Managers want tribes not teams: An invitation to rethink teambuilding. Organization Development Practitioner 36.1: 9-12. Digested for the National Post's Financial Post Executive section, Dec 2, 2008, FP8.
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