EMERGENT LEADER By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The person who naturally becomes the leader of the group. See leadership emergence. EMERGENT LEADER: "Joe became the emergent leader in the workplace group." Related Psychology Terms ATTRIBUTION THEORY OF LEADERSHIP GROUP-CENTERED LEADER RELATIONSHIP-MOTIVATED AUTHORITARIAN LEADER LEADER-CATEGORIZATION THEORY LEADERSHIP EMERGENCE LEADER PROTOTYPE FUNCTIONAL LEADER BLAKE-MOUTON MANAGERIAL GRID SUBSTITUTES FOR LEADERSHIP THEORY Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "EMERGENT LEADER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/emergent-leader/ (accessed June 25, 2017).