lead·​er·​ship ˈlē-dər-ˌship How to pronounce leadership (audio)
: the office or position of a leader
recently assumed the leadership of the company
: capacity to lead
a politician who lacks leadership
: the act or an instance of leading
leadership molds individuals into a teamHarold Koontz & Cyril O'Donnell
: leaders
the party leadership

Examples of leadership in a Sentence

a politician who lacks leadership What this country needs is the exercise of strong leadership!
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Word History

First Known Use

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of leadership was in 1765

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“Leadership.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leadership. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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