Gervase Bushe

Professor of Leadership and Organization Development, Management and Organization Studies

Burnaby

Room: WMC 4315

Phone: 778.782.4104

Email: bushe@sfu.ca

Curriculum Vitae: View

Biography

In 2016 Dr. Gervase Bushe, Professor of Leadership and Organization Development, was added to HR Magazine's list of the 30 most influential HR thinkers in the world and in 2017 was voted into the top 10. He studies organizational change, organizational learning, leadership and leadership development, teams and team building, change agents and change agentry. He has twice won the Douglas McGregor Award for his research. His 2009 book, Clear Leadership, has been translated into 7 languages.  His influential,  co-authoured book, Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change (2015) was recently translated into Japanese (Eiji, 2018). His most recent book is The Dynamics of Generative Change (2020)With an extensive background in helping leaders create great organizations, 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.

A chapter describing the evolution and impact of Gervase's work was commissioned for the The Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers,

In addition to his academic pursuits Gervase, the father of two teenage children, enjoys playing guitar and spending time in the outdoors.

Research Interests

Leadership, organizational change and development, groups and teamwork, consulting and change agentry.

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Bushe, G. (2019). Will Strategic Change Better Position Organization Development? Organization Development Practitioner, 51(3), 21-22.

Bushe, G. (2019). Generative Leadership. Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership, 5(3).

Maxton, P. J., & Bushe, G. R. (2018). Individual Cognitive Effort and Cognitive Transition During Organization Development. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 54(4), 424-456. http://doi.org/10.1177/0021886318795391

Marshak, R. J., & Bushe, G. (2018). Planned and Generative Change in Organization Development. Organization Development Practitioner, 50(4), 9-15.

Bushe, G. R., & Nagaishi, M. (2018). Imagining the future through the past: Organization Development isn't (just) about change. Organization Development Journal, 36(3), 23-36.

Bushe, G., & Litwin, A. (2018). Different perspectives on the future of OD: Voices from the Baltimore conference. Organization Development Practitioner, 50(3), 4-17.

Bushe, G. (2017). Creating collaborative organizations that can persist: The partnership principle. Organization Development Practitioner, 49(3), 23-29.

Lyons, B. J., Zatzick, C. D., Thompson, T., & Bushe, G. R. (2017). Stigma Identity Concealment in Hybrid Organizational Cultures. Journal of Social Issues, 73(2), 255-272. http://doi.org/10.1111/josi.12215

Bushe, G. (2017). Where organisation development thrives. Horsham, United Kingdom: Roffey Park Institute.

Bushe, G., & Marshak, R. J. (2017). Transforming Leadership. Practicing Social Change, 1-7.

Bushe, G., & Kenward, T. (2017, March). Sit.Vac.:Chief Collaboration Officer. The HRDirector, 36-37.

Bushe, G. (2016). How has appreciative inquiry lived up to its promises and what will its future look like? Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner, 18(1), 30-34. http://doi.org/10.12781/978-1-907549-26-7-4

Bushe, G., & Marshak, R. J. (2016). The dialogic mindset: Leading emergent change in a complex world. Organization Development Journal, 34(1), 37-65.

Bushe, G. (2015). Working with emergent change: Applying appreciative inquiry to adaptive challenges. Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner, 17(1), 6-14. http://doi.org/10.12781/978-1-907549-22-9-2

Bushe, G. R., & Paranjpey, N. (2015). Comparing the Generativity of Problem Solving and Appreciative Inquiry: A Field Experiment. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 51(3), 309-335. http://doi.org/10.1177/0021886314562001

Bushe, G. R., & Chu, A. (2011). Fluid teams: Solutions to the problems of unstable team membership. Organizational Dynamics, 40(3), 181-188. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2011.04.005

Bushe, G. R. (2010). A comparative case study of appreciative inquiries in one organization: Implications for practice. Revista de Cercetare si Interventie Sociala, 29(1), 7-24.

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. http://doi.org/10.1177/0021886309335070

books chapters and monographs

Bushe, G. (2020). The Dynamics of Generative Change. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Bushe-Marshak Institute for Dialogic Organization Development (BMI). ISBN:9781699484210.

Bushe, G., & Marshak, R. (2020). Social Construction and the Practice of Dialogic Organization Development. In McNamee, S., Gergen, M. M., Camargo-Borges, C., & Rasera, E. F. (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice. Thousand Oaks, California, United States: Sage Publications, Inc (US).

Bushe, G. (2020). Clear Leadership: Sustaining real collaboration and partnership at work (2nd Edition, Estonian). Tallinn, Estonia: Aripaev.

Bushe, G. (2019). Hosting stakeholders for engagement in generative change. In McKergow, M., & Pugliese, P. (Eds.), The Host Leadership Field Book: Building engagement for performance and results (pp. 121-127). Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Solutions Books.

Bushe, G., & Marshak, R. J. (Ed.). (2018). Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change (Japanese translation by K.Nakamura). Japan: Eiji Press.

Bushe, G. (2018). Appreciative Inquiry. In Frey, B. B., & Frey, B. B. (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications Ltd (UK).

Bushe, G. R., & Marshak, R. J. (2017). Valuing both the journey and the destination in organization development. In Jamieson, D. W., Church, A. H., & Vogelsang, J. D. (Eds.), Enacting Values-Based Change: Organization Development in Action (pp. 87-97). New York, New York, United States: Palgrave Macmillan. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69590-7_6

Bushe, G. R., & Marshak, R. J. (2015). The Dialogic Organization Development Approach to Transformation and Change. In Sullivan, R. L., Stavros, J. M., Rothwell, W. J., Stavros, J., & Rothwell, W. J. (Eds.), Practicing Organization Development: Leading Transformational Change: Fourth Edition (pp. 405-418). Hoboken, New Jersey, United States: Pfeiffer-Wiley. http://doi.org/10.1002/9781119176626.ch31

Bushe, G. R., & Marshak, R. J. (Ed.). (2015). Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice Of Transformational Change. Oakland, California, United States: Berrett-Koehler. ISBN:9781626564046, 9781626564046.

Bushe, G., & Marshak, R. J. (2015). Introduction to the dialogic organization development mindset. In Marshak, R. J., Marshak, R. J., & Bushe, G. (Eds.), Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change (pp. 11-32). Oakland, California, United States: Berrett-Koehler.

Bushe, G., & Marshak, R. J. (2015). Introduction to the practice of dialogic OD. In Marshak, R. J., & Bushe, G. (Eds.), Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change (pp. 33-56). Oakland, California, United States: Berrett-Koehler.

Bushe, G., & Storch, J. (2015). Generative image: Sourcing novelty. In Marshak, R. J., Marshak, R. J., & Bushe, G. (Eds.), Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change (pp. 101-122). Oakland, California, United States: Berrett-Koehler.

Roehrig, M., Schwendenwein, J., & Bushe, G. (2015). Amplifying change: A three phase approach to model, nurture and embed ideas for change. In Marshak, R. J., Marshak, R. J., & Bushe, G. (Eds.), Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change (pp. 325-348). Oakland, California, United States: Berrett-Koehler.

Bushe, G., & Marshak, R. J. (2015). Conclusion: The path ahead. In Marshak, R. J., & Bushe, G. (Eds.), Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change (pp. 325-348). Oakland, California, United States: Berrett-Koehler.

Bushe, G. R., & O'Malley, J. (2013). Changing organizational culture through clear leadership. In Sullivan, R., Carter, L., Ulrich, D., Goldsmith, M., Sullivan, R., Carter, L., ... Goldsmith, M. (Eds.), The change champion's field guide: Strategies and tools for leading change in your organization (2nd edition) (pp. 463-479). New York, New York, United States: Wiley (US).

Bushe, G. R. (2012). Appreciative inquiry: Theory and critique. In Hassard, J., Burnes, B., Boje, D. M., Hassard, J., Burnes, B., & Boje, D. M. (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change (pp. 87-103). Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom: Routledge. http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203810279

Bushe, G. R. (2010). Clear leadership: Sustaining real collaboration and partnership at work. Boston, Massachusetts, United States: Nicholas Brealey Publishing Limited. ISBN:9780891063827.

Bushe, G. (2009). Clear leadership: Sustaining real collaboration and partnership at work. Palo Alto, California, United States: Davies-Black. ISBN:9780891062271.

Bushe, G. R., & Kassam, A. F. (2005). When is appreciative inquiry transformational? A meta-case analysis. In Coghlan, D., & Shani, A. B. (Eds.), Fundamentals of Organization Development, Volume 3 (pp. 245-266). Thousand Oaks, California, United States: Sage Publications, Inc (US). http://doi.org/10.1177/0021886304270337