What does leadership mean?

Definitions for leadership
ˈli dərˌʃɪplead·er·ship

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word leadership.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. leadership, leadingnoun

    the activity of leading

    "his leadership inspired the team"

  2. leadership, leadersnoun

    the body of people who lead a group

    "the national leadership adopted his plan"

  3. leadershipnoun

    the status of a leader

    "they challenged his leadership of the union"

  4. leadershipnoun

    the ability to lead

    "he believed that leadership can be taught"

GCIDE

  1. Leadershipnoun

    The quality of character and personality giving a person the ability to gain the confidence of and lead others; as, Washington's leadership was indispensible to success of the American Revolution.

  2. Leadershipnoun

    The people who serve as leaders of a group; as, the party leadership was in disarray after the election.

Wiktionary

  1. leadershipnoun

    the capacity of someone to lead

  2. leadershipnoun

    a group of leaders

  3. leadershipnoun

    The office or status of a leader.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leadershipnoun

    the office of a leader

Freebase

  1. Leadership

    Leadership has been described as “a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task". Other in-depth definitions of leadership have also emerged. Leadership is "organizing a group of people to achieve a common goal". The leader may or may not have any formal authority. Studies of leadership have produced theories involving traits, situational interaction, function, behavior, power, vision and values, charisma, and intelligence, among others. Somebody whom people follow: somebody who guides or directs others.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Leadership

    The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. leadership

    The state or condition of a leader.

Editors Contribution

  1. leadership

    The ability, feeling, knowing and understanding a person has to see the vision, unite a team, lead the team, cocreate, direct and manage the vision we choose, using a budget, goals, legislation, objectives, plans, processes, procedures, rules, strategy, structure, systems

    Leadership recognizes that we are a team and ensures we all work together with a spirit of unity and inclusion

    Submitted by MaryC on April 10, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leadership' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2114

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leadership' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4390

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leadership' in Nouns Frequency: #941

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leadership in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leadership in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of leadership in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Tom Enders:

    I am under the impression that the leadership of UTC shares my assessment.

  2. Brian Fusco:

    Pat Lynch's leadership has failed, we'd like to give police officers the representation they deserve.

  3. Boyd Brown:

    The closer we get to 2016, the more the electorate pays attention, which we're now seeing with foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation and in Hillary's undisclosed emails, these are problems that raise real leadership and transparency concerns, concerns that can be addressed in caucuses and primaries, but would go ignored in a coronation process.

  4. Van Wagenen:

    I think frustrations were high, and, I think that he understands that from a leadership position, that we cant lose control and that he knows that thats not something that should have happened, and its certainly not something that he intends to have happen again.

  5. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    I do believe that leadership is taking this very, very seriously, i was with the Speaker in Glasgow last week, but this is something that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and I and I think most of House leadership are taking extremely seriously especially now that this is an established pattern that has escalated from the Republican party.

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