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English definition of “leadership”

leadership

noun [U]     /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.Power to control 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.Power to control 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.People in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors
(Definition of leadership noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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