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"leadership" in British English

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leadershipnoun [U]

uk   /ˈliː.də.ʃɪp/  us   /ˈliː.dɚ.ʃɪp/
C1 the set of ​characteristics that make a good ​leader: What the ​companylacks is leadership. He ​lacks leadership ​qualities/​skills.
C1 the ​position or ​fact of being the ​leader: The ​groupflourished under her ​firm leadership. R&M ​gained market leadership (= ​sold more ​goods than other ​companies) by ​sellingproducts that were of ​superiorquality.
the leadership
C1 the ​person or ​people in ​charge of an ​organization: There is ​growingdiscontent with the leadership. The ​election for the leadership of the ​council will take ​place on ​Tuesday.

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(Definition of leadership from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"leadership" in American English

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leadershipnoun [U]

 us   /ˈli·dərˌʃɪp/
  • leadership noun [U] (CONTROL)

the ​quality or ​ability that makes a ​person a ​leader, or the ​position of being a ​leader: The ​company was ​extremelysuccessful under Murphy’s leadership.
Leadership is also the ​people who are in ​charge of a ​government or ​group: the ​Democratic leadership in ​Congress
(Definition of leadership from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"leadership" in Business English

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leadershipnoun

uk   us   /ˈliːdəʃɪp/
[U] HR, MANAGEMENT the ​position or fact of being a ​leader: The ​company has ​strong leadership and ​accountability up and down the ​line. The hospital ​excelledfinancially under her leadership. a leadership role/​style/​team business/​corporate/​executive leadership
[U] HR, MANAGEMENT the set of characteristics that makes a good ​leader: He was ​fired for his ​lack of leadership. leadership ​qualities/​skills
[U] MARKETING the ​position of being a ​company, ​product, etc. that is more ​successful than its ​competitors: Our ​people are ​working together to attain leadership in ​customerservice, ​quality and ​financialreturns. It is the Marketing Division that grapples with the ​strategic problem of ​retainingmarketshare and industry leadership.
the leadership
the ​person or ​people in ​charge of an ​organization: The new leadership will have complete ​control over 45,900 ​employees and a $3.5 ​billionannualbudget. The ​unionspreferred not to alienate the leadership when many of their own ​policydemands were still under ​negotiation.
(Definition of leadership from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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