From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishleadershiplead‧er‧ship /ˈliːdəʃɪp $ -ər-/ ●●○ S3 W3 noun 1 [countable, uncountable]LEADER the position of being the leader of a group, organization, country etcleadership of the leadership of the Labour partyunder 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]LEADER 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 leadership3 [countable] British EnglishLEADER all the people who lead a group, organization, country etc the country’s military leadership The party leadership is in agreement.• In this meaning, leadership is usually followed by a singular verb: The leadership supports the change in the law.• In British English, you can also use a plural verb: The leadership support the change in the law.4 [uncountable]WIN the position of being in front of others in an activity or competition Leadership in science is important to our nation.
Examples from the Corpusleadership• The collapse of European communism in the late 1980s shocked the Chinese leadership.• the Chinese leadership• Turkey has lacked any clear leadership since the collapse of the coalition government four months ago.• Assistant Coach Contanzo was given full leadership of the team.• We want to identify employees who have leadership potential.• He took office in January and quickly established his leadership style.• The marketing department was much more focused under his leadership.• the company's leadership in robot technology• It was Gorbachev's leadership which helped reform the country.• He will challenge Sinclair for the leadership of the Liberal Party.• Party members had lost confidence in the leadership.• Harvard has a formidable team of black academics, working under the leadership of Henry Louis Gates.• Under the leadership of the Conservative Party, the gap between the rich and the poor widened considerably.• The leadership of the Association was criticized for not making its plans more easily accessible.• His forceful personality concealed his weak leadership and poor political acumen.leadership role• Like anyone in a leadership role, though, I suppose I should set an example.• The Local Government Act 2000 also gives local authorities the powers they need to take a community leadership role.• Due to his experience, Eckhart has an important leadership role in the company.• Heads should therefore still be taking a key leadership role.• Each group alters the leadership roles to strengthen the task-oriented role at the expense of the maintenance role.• He was almost always in the leadership role, with Roh a supportive follower.• He is growing, blossoming, learning about this leadership role and still has lessons to absorb.• Hence it will be necessary to take account of the structure in determining what leadership role is most appropriate.leadership qualities• Your young daughter's bossy attitude in later life may be channelled into quite acceptable leadership qualities.• Vlasov showed great energy and leadership qualities, transforming his division into a conspicuous example of efficiency.• And archivists seem to have come around to recognizing his leadership qualities.• Obviously, the type of leadership qualities required for a fast food establishment are not the same as for an insurance company.• Candidates must also show leadership qualities and a desire to compete and achieve.• Critics also say he lacks strong leadership qualities.• To motivate others to implement their decisions, they need strong leadership qualities.• It's up to Kendall to show he has still got the leadership qualities to climb the ladder back to the top.From Longman Business Dictionaryleadershiplead‧er‧ship /ˈliːdəʃɪp-ər-/ noun [uncountable]1the position of being the leader of a team, organization, country etcThe company did well under the leadership of its founder, Haruo Suzuki.2the qualities needed in order to be a good leadera chairman with vision and leadership3MARKETING the position of being the most important or most successful product, service or company of a particular typeleadership inUS leadership in the aerospace industry → market leadership → price leadership