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Definition of "leadership" []

  • The position or office of a leader: ascended to the leadership of the party. (noun)
  • Capacity or ability to lead: showed strong leadership during her first term in office. (noun)
  • A group of leaders: met with the leadership of the nation's top unions. (noun)
  • Guidance; direction: The business prospered under the leadership of the new president. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "leadership" in a sentence
  • "They are human – we all make mistakes – however when you are in leadership, your mistakes are excused but you're quality of leadership is below 0."
  • "They seem to forget positions in leadership is not the head of a ghetto."
  • "A change in leadership is just a drop in the bucket."