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leadership

noun
     
lead‧er‧ship S3 W2
1 [uncountable and countable] the position of being the leader of a group, organization, country etc
leadership of
the leadership of the Conservative party
under somebody's leadership
Our prospects of winning an election will be better under his leadership.
The US must now take a firm leadership role.
the Conservative leadership contest
The next leadership election is due in November.
2 [uncountable] the quality of being good at leading a group, organization, country etc:
She has great faith in her own leadership qualities.
someone with vision and leadership
3 [countable also + plural verb] British English all the people who lead a group, organization, country etc:
the country's military leadership
The party leadership are in agreement.
4 [uncountable] the position of being in front of others in an activity or competition:
Leadership in science is important to our nation.

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