Gervase Bushe

  • Professor of Leadership and Organization Development, Management and Organization Studies
  • Burnaby Room: WMC 4315
    Burnaby Phone: 778.782.4104

    Email Address: 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 6 languages.  His most recent co-authoured book, Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change (2015) was recently translated into Japanese (Eiji, 2018). 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). Generative Leadership. Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership.

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

    Maxton, P. J., & Bushe, G. (2018). Individual cognitive effort and cognitive transition during organization development. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. http://doi.org/10.1177/0021886318795391

    Bushe, G., & Nagaishi, M. (2018). Imagining the future through the past: Organization development isn't (just) about change.

    Bushe, G., & Nagaishi, M. (2018). Imagining the future through the past: Organization development isn't (just) about change. Organization Development Journal, 35(3), 23-36.

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

    Lyons, B., Zatzick, C. D., Thompson, T., & Bushe, G. (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., & Kenward, T. (2017, ). Sit.Vac.:Chief Collaboration Officer. The HRDirector, 36-37.

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

    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., & Paranjpey, N. (2015). Comparing the generativity of problem-solving versus appreciative inquiry: A field experiment. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 51(3), 309-335. http://doi.org/10.1177/0021886314562001

    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. (2013). Dialogic OD: A theory of practice. Organization Development Practitioner, 45(1), 11-17. http://doi.org/No DOI

    Bushe, G. R. (2012). Foundations of appreciative inquiry: History, criticism and potential. Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner, 14(1), 8-20.

    Bushe, G. R. (2012). Stepping cautiously past "the positive" in appreciative inquiry. Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner, 14(4), 49-53. http://doi.org/No DOI

    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.2011.04.00

    Bushe, G. R. (2010). Commentary on "Appreciative inquiry as a shadow process". Journal of Management Inquiry, 19(3), 234-237. http://doi.org/10.1177/105649261036986

    Bushe, G. R. (2010). A comparative case study of appreciative inquiries in one organization: Implications for practice. Revista de Cercetare si Interventie Sociala [Review of Research and Social Intervention], 29(June), 7-24. http://doi.org/No DOI

    Bushe, G. R. (2010, ). An introduction to the organizational learning conversation. CEO Magazine (Chief Executive Officer).

    Bushe, G. R. (2010). Being the container in Dialogic OD. Practicing Social Change, 1(2), 10-15.

    Bushe, G. R. (2010). Appreciative inquiry is not (just) about the positive. Oxford Leadership Journal, 1(4), 1-9. http://doi.org/No DOI

    Bushe, G. R. (2010, ). The failure of collaborative leaders. CIMA Insight.

    Marshak, R. J., & Bushe, G. R. (2009). Further reflections on diagnostic and dialogic forms of organization development. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 45(3), 378-383. http://doi.org/10.1177/0021886309339485

    Bushe, G. R., & Marshak, R. J. (2008). The postmodern turn in OD: From diagnosis to meaning making. Organization Development Practitioner, 40(4), 10-12.

    Bushe, G. R., & Pitman, T. (2008). Performance amplification: Building the strength based organization. Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner, 10(4), 23-26.

    Gilpin-Jackson, Y., & Bushe, G. R. (2007). Leadership development training transfer: A case study of post-training determinants. Journal of Management Development, 26(10), 980-1004.

    Bushe, G. R. (2007). Appreciative inquiry is not (just) about the positive. Organization Development Practitioner, 39(4), 30-35.

    Bushe, G. R. (2007). Why using appreciative inquiry as a research method is unlikely to lead to research publications. Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner, 9(4), 8-11.

    Bushe, G. R. (2007). Transforming school culture: One year results on the use of appreciative inquiry for the Metropolitan school board's learning inquiry, 2006-2007. Burnaby, Canada: Simon Fraser University.

    Guest, S., & Bushe, G. R. (2007). Appreciative inquiry and coaching: AI is not about the positive, an interview with Gervase Bushe. International Journal of Coaching in Organizations, 5(4), 22-29.

    Bushe, G. R., & Kassam, A. F. (2005). When is appreciative inquiry transformational? A case meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 41(2), 161-181.

    Bushe, G. R. (2009). Learning from collective experience: A different view of organizational learning. Organization Development Practitioner, 41(3), 19-23.

    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

    Bushe, G. R. (2004). Managers want tribes not teams: An invitation to rethink teambuilding. Organization Development Practitioner, 36(1), 9-12.

    Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

    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. (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications Ltd (UK).

    Bushe, G., & Marshak, R. J. (2018). 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 (pp. 87-98). New York, United States: Palgrave Macmillan. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69590-7

    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, 4th Ed. (pp. 407-418). Hoboken, United States: Pfeiffer-Wiley.

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

    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, 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, 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, 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, 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, United States: Berrett-Koehler.

    Bushe, G. R., & Marshak, R. J. (2014). The dialogic mindset in organization development. Research in Organizational Change and Development, Vol, 22 (pp. 55-97). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://doi.org/10.1108/S0897-301620140000022002

    Bushe, G. R., & Marshak, R. J. (2014). Dialogic organization development. In Jones, B. B., Jones, B. B., Brazzel, M., Jones, B. B., Brazzel, M., & Brazzel, M. (Eds.), The NTL handbook of organization development and change (pp. 193-211). Chippenham, United Kingdom: Wiley (UK). http://doi.org/10.1002/9781118836170.ch10

    Bushe, G. R., & Shah, H. (2013). The appreciative inquiry into learning at the Metropolitan school district: Unleashing a culture of creative engagement. In Verman, P., Shah, H., & Verma, P. (Eds.), Dynamics of appreciative inquiry: Concepts and cases (pp. 107-117). Amedadbad, India: Academy of Human Resource Development.

    Bushe, G. R. (2013). The appreciative inquiry model. In Kessler, E. H., & Kessler, E. H. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of management theory, Volume 1 (pp. 41-44). Thousand Oaks, United States: Sage Publications, Inc (US). http://doi.org/10.4135/9781452276090

    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, United States: Wiley (US).

    Bushe, G. R. (2013). Changing a school district through appreciative inquiry. In Warrick, D. D., Franklin, R., Mueller, J., Franklin, R., Mueller, J., & Warrick, D. (Eds.), Non-profit excellence: Learning from worldwide best practice cases (pp. 303-318). Summertown, United Kingdom: Rossi Smith Publishing Ltd.

    Bushe, G. R. (2013). Appreciative inquiry is not (just) about the positive. In Verman, P., & Shah, H. (Eds.), Dynamics of Appreciative Inquiry: Concepts and Cases (pp. 24-38). Amedadbad, India: Academy of Human Resource Development.

    Bushe, G. R. (2013). Generative process, generative outcome: The transformational potential of appreciative inquiry. In Cooperrider, D. L., Boland, B., Avital, M., Godwin, L. N., Zandee, D. P., Cooperrider, D. L., ... Boland, B. (Eds.), Organizational generativity: The appreciative inquiry summit and a scholarship of transformation (Advances in appreciative inquiry, Vol. 4). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://doi.org/10.1108/S1475-9152%282013%290000004003

    Bushe, G. R., & Marshak, R. J. (2012). The postmodern turn in OD. In Vogelsang, J., Townsend, M., Minahan, M., Jamieson, D., Vogel, J., Viets, A., ... Valek, L. (Eds.), Handbook for Strategic HR (pp. 250-252). New York, United States: American Management Association.

    Bushe, G. R. (2012). Clear leadership: Sustaining real collaboration and partnership at work (2nd Edition, Swedish). Stockholm, Sweden: Ekerlids Forlag AB.

    Bushe, G. R. (2012). Clear leadership: Sustaining real collaboration and partnership at work (2nd Edition, Norwegian). Bergen, Norway: Fagbokforlaget Vigmostad & Bjørke AS.

    Bushe, G. R. (2012). Clear leadership: Sustaining real collaboration and partnership at work (2nd Edition, Spanish). Reynosa, Mexico: VeMejor S.C..

    Bushe, G. R. (2012). Using appreciative inquiry to change a school district. In Warrick, D. D., & Mueller, J. (Eds.), Lessons in Leading Change: Learning From Real World Cases. Summertown, United Kingdom: Rossi Smith Publishing Ltd.

    Bushe, G. R. (2012). Clear leadership: Sustaining real collaboration and partnership at work (2nd Edition, Dutch). Helvoirt, Netherlands: Advance Groep BV.

    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, United Kingdom: Routledge.

    Bushe, G. R. (2012). Changing a school district through appreciative inquiry. In Mueller, J., Warrick, D. D., Mueller, J., & Warrick, D. (Eds.), Lessons in leading change: Learning from real world cases (pp. 287-302). Summertown, United Kingdom: Rossi Smith Publishing Ltd.

    Bushe, G. R. (2011). The appreciative inquiry model. In Kessler, E. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Management Theory. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications Ltd (UK). http://doi.org/10.4135/9781452276090.n13

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

    Bushe, G. R., & Kassam, A. F. (2009). 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, United States: Sage Publications, Inc (US). http://doi.org/10.1177/0021886304270337

    Bushe, G. R., & Marshak, R. J. (2009). The postmodern turn in OD. In Coghlan, D., & Shani, A. B. (Eds.), Fundamentals of Organization Development, Volume 4 (pp. 415-419). Thousand Oaks, United States: Sage Publications, Inc (US).

    Bushe, G. R. (2009). Dialogic OD: Turning away from diagnosis. In Rothwell, W. J., Stavros, J. M., Sullivan, A., & Sullivan, R. L. (Eds.), Practicing Organization Development: A Guide for Managing and Leading Change, 3rd Edition (pp. 617-623). San Francisco, United States: Jossey-Bass.

    Bushe, G. R. (2009). Dialogic OD: Turning away from diagnosis. In Rothwell, W. J., Stavros, J. M., Sullivan, R. L., & Sullivan, A. (Eds.), Practicing organization development: A guide for leading change (3rd edition) (pp. 617-623). Chippenham, United Kingdom: Wiley (UK).

    Bushe, G. R. (2009). Clear leadership: Sustaining real collaboration and partnership at work (2nd Edition). Palo Alto, United States: Davies-Black.

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

    Bushe, G. R. (2006). Sensemaking and the problems of learning from experience: Barriers and requirements for creating cultures of collaboration. In Shulman, S. (Eds.), Creating cultures of collaboration (pp. 151-171). San Francisco, United States: Jossey-Bass.

    Teaching Related Material

    Bushe, G. (2017). Consolidated construction supply -1: A case study in dialogic OD. In Anderson, D. L. (Eds.), Cases & exercises in organization development and change 2nd (pp. 231-241). Thousand Oaks, United States: Sage Publications, Inc (US).

    Bushe, G. (2017). Consolidated construction supply -2: A case study in dialogic OD. In Anderson, D. L. (Eds.), Cases & exercises in organization development and change. Thousand Oaks, United States: Sage Publications, Inc (US).

    Gautam, M., Bushe, G., Hazelton, L., Casiro, O., & Kirby, F. (2016). Effective communication skills in leadership. International Competency-based Resident Leadership Curriculum (pp. 1-36). Toronto, Canada: Sanokondu.

    Bushe, G. R. (2008). An appreciative inquiry into learning at the Metropolitan school district. Oakland, United States: Berrett-Koehler.

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