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noun leadership pronunciation in American English /ˈlidərˌʃɪp/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the qualities and skills of a good leader
    The complaints from the club seem to be that the president isn’t showing enough leadership.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the position of being more successful than anyone who you are competing against
    Our aim is to achieve market leadership.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the position of being the leader or being in charge of an organization, country, etc.
    The leadership struggle in the party grew more intense yesterday.
    under someone’s leadership: They invaded the Roman Empire under the leadership of Alaric I.
    1. a.
      [countable] the senior people in an organization or the people who are in charge of a country
      The vote defied the wishes of the Democratic and Republican leadership in both houses of Congress.
      leadership of: the leadership of the board of trustees


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