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.

Wikipedia

  1. Leadership

    Leadership, both as a research area and as a practical skill, encompasses the ability of an individual, group or organization to "lead", influence or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations. The word "leadership" often gets viewed as a contested term. Specialist literature debates various viewpoints on the concept, sometimes contrasting Eastern and Western approaches to leadership, and also (within the West) North American versus European approaches. U.S. academic environments define leadership as "a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common and ethical task". Basically, leadership can be defined as an influential power-relationship in which the power of one party (the "leader") promotes movement/change in others (the "followers"). Some have challenged the more traditional managerial views of leadership (which portray leadership as something possessed or owned by one individual due to their role or authority), and instead advocate the complex nature of leadership which is found at all levels of institutions, both within formal and informal roles.Studies of leadership have produced theories involving (for example) traits, situational interaction, function, behavior, power, vision and values, charisma, and intelligence, among others.

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. Daniel Colón Ramos:

    All those emergencies and collective trauma primed Puerto Rico and the leadership, the scientific community, the healthcare community, there was a sense of urgency. A lot of people that I have worked with, their attitude was like : Not on my watch. Not again.

  2. Dali Yang:

    I think the Chinese leadership at the national level clearly felt upset and upstaged by this balloon.

  3. Theresa Greenfield:

    She went to Washington, she joined party leadership and she votes with( Senate Majority Leader) Mitch McConnell and party leaders 97 % of the time, that doesn't sound very independent to me.

  4. Sean McElwee:

    She had an actual campaign strategy that revolved around ICE, and it was very smart, because( incumbent Rep. Joe) Crowley was weak on immigration and she knew that he would never be able to get where he needed to be to win that primary, so she just hammered him on it. She didn't shy away from saying it. She put it in her ads. She ran on the issue. She challenged him in the debate. I think' Abolish ICE' is where it is today because of her leadership.

  5. Jessica Chastain:

    I think every woman is a strong woman. I think that in the past, we've connected strength, leadership, ambition, power, as masculine traits.

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