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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.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of 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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