Definition of leadership in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlēdərˌSHip/


1The action of leading a group of people or an organization: different styles of leadership
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  • But the leader can still govern well through his or her leadership style or ability.
  • The report singled out the quality of teaching, leadership and management within the school.
  • It said a different style of leadership was required, and that it was the right time for a change.
1.1The state or position of being a leader: the leadership of the party
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  • Under his leadership, the village gradually developed into an era of full prosperity.
  • It was no coincidence that the golden age of British television happened under his leadership.
  • Under his leadership, the Church became immersed in the political struggle against apartheid.
directorship, governorship, governance, administration, captaincy, control, ascendancy, supremacy, rule, command, power, dominion, influence
1.2 [treated as singular or plural] The leaders of an organization, country, etc. a change of leadership had become desirable
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  • The linkage between a tight ruling circle and the military coupled with oil revenues in the successive regimes created authoritarian leaderships.
  • Facing those dangers, we can expect no solution from the bureaucratised workers' states and the leaderships that rule over them.
  • He emphasized that the political and administrative leaderships would be clearly distinguished.

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Syllabification: lead·er·ship

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