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

Personal Website: http://www.gervasebushe.ca
Personal Website: http://www.DialogicOD.net

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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.

Specialization and Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

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Articles and Reports

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

Bushe, G. (2017). Where organisation development thrives.

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. 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., & 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., & 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.

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

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

Bushe, G. R., & Marshak, R. J. (2014). The dialogic mindset in organization development. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

Bushe, G. R., Kessler, E. H., & Kessler, E. H. (2013). The appreciative inquiry model. Encyclopedia of management theory, Volume 1 (41-44). Thousand Oaks, United States: Sage Publications, Inc (US).

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

Bushe, G. R., Cooperrider, D. L., Boland, B., Avital, M., Godwin, L. N., Zandee, D. P., ... Boland, B. (2013). Generative process, generative outcome: The transformational potential of appreciative inquiry. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

Bushe, G. R., Hassard, J., Burnes, B., Boje, D. M., Hassard, J., Burnes, B., & Boje, D. M. (2012). Appreciative inquiry: Theory and critique. The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change (87-103). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

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

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