Definition of leadership in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈliːdəʃɪp/


[mass noun]
1The action of leading a group of people or an organization, or the ability to do this: 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.
organization, government, orchestration, initiative, influence
1.1The state or position of being a leader: the party prospered under his leadership
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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.
1.2 [treated as singular or plural] The leaders of an organization, country, etc. the leadership was divided into two camps
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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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