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noun leadership pronunciation in British English /ˈliːdə(r)ʃɪp/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the position of being the leader or being in charge of an organization, country etc
    leadership of:

    his failure to win the leadership of the party

    under someone’s leadership:

    They invaded the Roman Empire under the leadership of Alaric I.

    a leadership struggle/contest/challenge:

    The leadership struggle in the party grew more intense yesterday.

    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 Labour leadership.

      leadership of:

      the leadership of the board of trustees

  2. 2
    [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.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the position of being more successful than anyone who you are competing against

    Our aim is to achieve market leadership.


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