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, leading(noun)

    the activity of leading

    "his leadership inspired the team"

  2. leadership, leaders(noun)

    the body of people who lead a group

    "the national leadership adopted his plan"

  3. leadership(noun)

    the status of a leader

    "they challenged his leadership of the union"

  4. leadership(noun)

    the ability to lead

    "he believed that leadership can be taught"

GCIDE

  1. Leadership(n.)

    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. Leadership(n.)

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

Wiktionary

  1. leadership(Noun)

    the capacity of someone to lead

  2. leadership(Noun)

    a group of leaders

  3. leadership(Noun)

    The office or status of a leader.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leadership(noun)

    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 we all see the vision, are united in our teamwork to create the vision we choose, using a budget, goals, legislation, objectives, plans, processes, procedures, rules, strategy, structure, systems with the knowing every person can be a leader according to the required skillset at that moment of time.

    Leadership recognizes that we are a team and any person can lead at different stages of a team effort according to the required skillset they have.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 10, 2020  

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

How to pronounce leadership?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say leadership in sign language?

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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. Adam Schiff:

    I think that would be a terrible abdication of our global leadership when it comes to advocating for people who are the subject of persecution.

  2. Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry:

    We are doing whatever we can to persuade the Taliban and the Haqqani leadership, whoever we can contact, we believe the Afghan government should also make ... a similar kind of effort.

  3. Nikema Williams:

    Nobody could possibly fill the shoes of Congressman John Lewis, john Lewis leadership and fighting spirit is needed now more than ever in this country. I believe it is imperative that we choose someone with a long track record of fearlessly standing up for what is right and someone who will take on the endless attacks on our rights that we've grown accustomed to seeing from the Republican Party.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    Nothing is more wholesome for America, for our system of government and politics than the increased participation of women in our leadership and their participation in our government, i honestly believe if we decrease the role of money in politics and increase the level of civility in politics, we'll even have many more women who will go forward, enter the arena, win the fight( and) make a difference.

  5. Julian Castro:

    We need a new generation of leadership.

Images & Illustrations of leadership

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