LEADERSHIP EMERGENCE By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The process during which a leader is recognized by their peers as the leader of a firmly leaderless group. See emergent leader. LEADERSHIP EMERGENCE: "In leaderless groups, leadership emergence typically occurs among the more confident members." Related Psychology Terms LEADERSHIP STYLE LEADERSHIP RELATIONSHIP-MOTIVATED LEADERLESS GROUP ATTRIBUTION THEORY OF LEADERSHIP LEADERSHIP ROLE SUPPORT GROUP SUBSTITUTES FOR LEADERSHIP THEORY AUTHORITARIAN LEADER LAISSEZ-FAIRE LEADER Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LEADERSHIP EMERGENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/leadership-emergence/ (accessed July 29, 2020).