Jeffrey B. Lovelace Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Jeffrey B. Lovelace

Assistant Professor of Commerce
McIntire School of Commerce - University of Virginia

Jeff Lovelace is an Assistant Professor at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. His research examines the social and cognitive influences that shape leader behavior, leader-follower relationships, and performance at the individual and firm level. He is currently working on several projects that examine the sensemaking processes of leaders and how variables like celebrity, status, and reputation influence their behaviors and performance in dynamic environments.

Biography

Professor Lovelace’s research examines the social and cognitive influences that shape leader behavior, leader-follower relationships, and performance at the individual and firm level. He is currently working on several projects that examine the sensemaking processes of leaders and how variables like celebrity, status, and reputation influence their behaviors and performance in dynamic environments. He has published journal articles and book chapters in a variety of outlets such as Academy of Management Review; The Leadership Quarterly; Creativity Research Journal; The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist; and Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

Professor Lovelace has taught leadership and various psychology classes at the undergraduate level. He has also run corporate education workshops for a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors. Prior to his academic career, he served as an Officer in the United States Army from 2002 until 2014, most recently as Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Leadership, Leadership Development, Strategic Leadership, Management

Personal Interests

    Outside of work, Jeff loves spending time with his family in the form of bike rides, lightsaber duels, story time, and exploring VA area wineries with his wife.

Websites

Books

Articles

Journal of Management

Metacritiques of Upper Echelons Theory: Verdicts and Recommendations for Future Research


Published: Mar 12, 2020 by Journal of Management
Authors: Neely, B., Lovelace, J. B., Cowen, A., & Hiller, N.
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

Hambrick and Mason’s upper echelons theory (UET) stands as one of the most influential perspectives in management research. This review paper identifies and synthesizes a set of common critiques levied against UET research to provide a progress report on the state of the literature as it pertains to each critique. In doing so, the paper issues a “verdict,” providing clear guidance on what issues still need to be resolved and offering clear recommendations for UET scholars moving forward.

The Leadership Quarterly

Charismatic, ideological, & pragmatic (CIP) leadership: A critical review and agenda for future research.


Published: Feb 01, 2019 by The Leadership Quarterly
Authors: Lovelace, J. B., Neely, B. H., Allen, J., & Hunter, S. T.
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Work & Organizational Psychology

With a multi-faceted perspective on effective leadership and increasing body of empirical support, the Charismatic, Ideological, and Pragmatic (CIP) model of leadership has the potential substantively contribute to our understanding of effective leadership. However, wide scale proliferation of the model remains elusive. As such, this effort provides the first comprehensive review of the CIP model to analyze its potential to expand our understanding of leadership in science and practice.

The Academy of Management Review

The Shackles of CEO Celebrity: Sociocognitive and Behavioral Role Constraints on “Star” Leaders


Published: Jun 03, 2018 by The Academy of Management Review
Authors: Lovelace, J. B., Bundy, J., Hambrick, D. C., & Pollock, T. G.
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

We set forth a new theory for understanding the consequences of CEO celebrity. The fulcrum of our theory is the reality that CEOs attain celebrity because they are cast into specific archetypes, rather than for their general achievements. We present a typology of common celebrity CEO archetypes (creator, transformer, rebel, savior) and then detail a model highlighting the consequences associated with attaining celebrity of a given type.

Individual creativity in organizations

The Heart of Innovation: Antecedents and Consequences of Creative Self-Efficacy in Organizations


Published: Jan 01, 2018 by Individual creativity in organizations
Authors: McKay, A. S., Lovelace, J. B., & Howard, M. C.
Subjects: Work & Organizational Psychology

This chapter reviews and evaluates the current state of the literature on creative self-efficacy (CSE) in organizational settings. Extensive research on CSE in organizations has provided valuable insights and has led to two metaanalytic reviews of the construct. Drawing from these efforts, we examine the: (a) the theoretical background underlying CSE, (b) antecedents of CSE, (c) outcomes (i.e., creativity) of CSE, (d) measurement of CSE, and (e) directions for future research.

Handbook of Research on Leadership and Creativity

All roads lead to Rome: Navigating the creative process using the CIP model of leadership.


Published: Jul 28, 2017 by Handbook of Research on Leadership and Creativity
Authors: Lovelace, J. B., Neely, B. H., Jayne, B. S., & Hunter, S. T.
Subjects: Work & Organizational Psychology

To advance our understanding of a leader’s role in the creative process, this chapter argues that it is critical to embrace a more nuanced perspective of creativity and effective leadership. Ultimately, this chapter aims to highlight the ability of the CIP model of leadership to advance the study of the relationship between leadership and creative performance.

The Academy of Management Review

The Role of Executive Symbolism in Advancing New Strategic Themes in Organizations: A Social Influence Perspective


Published: Feb 09, 2017 by The Academy of Management Review
Authors: Hambrick, D. C. & Lovelace, J. B.
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

Contributing to the sensegiving literature and organizational change literature, we set forth a theory for predicting the relative effectiveness, or ineffectiveness, of executive symbolism in advancing new strategic themes in organizations. We draw from social influence theory to develop an integrated set of propositions for predicting members’ reactions, or affective responses, to such actions. We discuss practical implications and present an agenda for future research.

The Handbook of Personal Security

Interdisciplinary insights into personal security: An integration.


Published: Jan 01, 2015 by The Handbook of Personal Security
Authors: Kolditz, T. A. & Lovelace, J. B.
Subjects: Sociology & Social Policy, Social Psychology

This chapter seeks to frame and integrate four chapters that present multiple perspectives on terrorism and personal security in our society. Principles of psychology, political science, biology, and international relations are woven through these chapters to deliver interdisciplinary perspectives to deepen the understanding of modern-day threats and our reactions to those threats.

The Leadership Quarterly

The many (distinctive) faces of leadership: Inferring leadership domain from facial appearance


Published: Oct 01, 2014 by The Leadership Quarterly
Authors: Olivola, C. Y., Eubanks, D. L., & Lovelace, J. B.
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Work & Organizational Psychology

Previous research has shown that people form impressions of potential leaders from their faces and that certain facial features predict success in reaching prestigious leadership positions. However, much less is known about the accuracy or meta-accuracy of face-based leadership inferences. Here we examine a simple, but important, question: Can leadership domain be inferred from faces? We discuss the implications of our results for leadership perception and selection.

Creativity Research Journal

Charismatic, Ideological, and Pragmatic Leaders' Influence on Subordinate Creative Performance Across the Creative Process


Published: Feb 13, 2013 by Creativity Research Journal
Authors: Lovelace, J. B., & Hunter, S. T.
Subjects: Work & Organizational Psychology

Using the charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic (CIP) model of leadership as a framework, 2 primary research questions were examined. First, when engaging in different tasks along the creative process, does leadership style influence the creative performance of subordinates? Second, how does the level of stress, to which subordinates are exposed, moderate the relationship between leadership style and creative performance? Results, implications and future research directions are discussed.

Studies in Conflict & Terrorism

Improvised explosive device: The problem of definition


Published: Aug 11, 2011 by Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
Authors: Gill, P., Horgan, J., & Lovelace, J.
Subjects: Sociology & Social Policy, Military & Security Studies

In an effort to move toward greater conceptual clarity and ultimately an operational definition, this article offers a descriptive content analysis of 29 definitions before offering a new definition of IED that captures dimensions critical both for measuring and understanding changes in the nature and extent of IEDs for the purposes of academic analyses.