Generative Leadership and Change

Generative approaches to leadership and change are based on moving away from top-down, hierchical to more agile, engaged, and adaptive processes of organizing.

I've been studying how conversations, leaders and change processes can generate new ideas that people want to act on.
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Generative Images

Bushe, G.R. & Storch, J.  (2015) Generative Image: Sourcing Novelty.  In Bushe & Marshak (eds). Dialogic Organization Development. (pp.101-122). Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler.

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

Bushe, G.R. (2002) Meaning making in teams: Appreciative inquiry with preidentity and postidentity groups. In Fry, R., Barrett, F.,  Seiling, J. & Whitney, D. (eds.) Appreciative Inquiry and Organizational Transformation: Reports from the Field,( pp.39-63). Westport, CT: Quorum.

Bushe, G.R. (1998) Appreciative inquiry in teams.  Organization Development Journal, 16:3, 41-50.

Generative Leadership

Bushe, G.R. (2019) Generative leadership.  Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership, 5:3, 141-147.

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

Bushe, G.R. & Marshak, R.J. (2017) Transforming leadership.  Practicing Social Change, 15, 1-6.

Generative Change

Bushe, G.R. & Lewis, S. (2023) Three change strategies in organization development: Data-based, high engagement and generative.  Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 44(2), 173-188.

Bushe, G.R. (2022) The generative change model: Creating the agile organization while dealing with a complex problem. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 57(4), 530-533.

Bushe, G.R. & Marshak, R.J. (2022) Dialogic organization development and the generative change model: Opportunities and challenges for managing global crises. In J. Bartunek, (Ed.) Social scientists confronting global crises (32-41). Routledge.

Bushe, G.R (2020) The Dynamics of Generative Change.  BMI Publishing.

Bushe, G.R. (2019) Hosting stakeholders for engagement in generative change.  In M. McKergow & P. Pugliese (Eds.) Host leadership field book: Creating engagement for performance and results.  Edinburgh, UK: Solutions Books

Marshak, R.J. & Bushe, G.R. (2018) Planned and generative change in organization development.  Organization Development Practitioner, 50:4, 9-15.

Roehrig, M., Schwendenwein, J. & Bushe, G.R. (2015) Amplifying Change: A Three Phase Approach to Model, Nurture and Embed Ideas for Change.   In Bushe & Marshak eds. Dialogic Organization Devleopment.(pp.325-348). Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler.

Bushe. G.R. (2013), Generative process, generative outcome: The transformational potential of appreciative inquiry. In D.L. Cooperrider, D.P. Zandee, L.N. Godwin, M. Avital &  B. Boland (eds.) Organizational Generativity: The Appreciative Inquiry Summit and a Scholarship of Transformation, pp. 89-113).  Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Bushe, G.R. (2013) Dialogic OD: A theory of practice.  Organization Development Practitioner, 45:1, 10-16.

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