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leadership

noun [U] uk   /ˈliː.də.ʃɪp/ us    /-dɚ-/
C1 the set of characteristics that make a good leader: What the company lacks is leadership. He lacks leadership qualities/skills. C1 the position or fact of being the leader: The group flourished under her firm leadership. R&M gained market leadership (= sold more goods than other companies) by selling products that were of superior quality. the leadership C1 the person or people in charge of an organization: There is growing discontent with the leadership. The election for the leadership of the council will take place on Tuesday.
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