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December 2023 Event: Dr. Jennifer Green

  • 12/13/2023
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library: Room 401G; 901 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001


An empirical taxonomy of leadership situations: Development, validation, and implications for the science and practice of leadership

Dr. Jennifer Green

The situation plays an important role in leadership, yet there exists no comprehensive, well-accepted, and empirically validated framework for modeling leadership situations. This presentation will describe the development, validation, and implications of a taxonomy of leadership situations. Natural language processing techniques were used to generate psychological situation characteristics that were then rated by leaders. Factor analyses of leader situation ratings resulted in a taxonomy of psychological leadership situation characteristics with six dimensions (Positive Uniqueness, Importance, Negativity, Scope, Typicality, and Ease). Topic modeling of leader narratives provided a preliminary accompanying typology of structural leadership situation cue combinations (Market/Business Needs, Barriers to Effectiveness, Interpersonal Resources, Deviations/Changes, Team Objectives, and Logistics). To facilitate the measurement of the perceptions of situations, we developed a 27-item measure of the six dimensions of psychological leadership situation characteristics: the Leadership Situation Questionnaire (LSQ). This taxonomy and the resulting measure (the LSQ) provide an organizing framework for existing leadership research, lay a foundation for future research on situation-related leadership hypotheses, and offer important practical implications in areas such as leader assessment and development. This research was conducted at George Mason University.

Wednesday, December 13th in-person and Zoom

5:30 - 6:30 PM Presentation and Q&A

6:30 - 7:00 PM Optional Networking


  • The presentation will go from 5:30 - 6:30 PM EST, followed by a networking session.
  • This presentation will be in-person and a live webcast.
  • The in-person location will be at the MLK Library, Room 401-G which is on the 4th floor in the Conference Center. 
  • The recorded webcast will be available to PTCMW members in the webcast library.
  • Registration closes at 8AM EST the day of the event.

Free for Students

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