Leadership is the action of leading a group of people. Or, the actual people who lead the group.

If you think you have leadership skills, you better be able to rally the troops and get the job done. Leadership can be the act of leading, or a name for the group of people doing the leading. The House leadership, newly emboldened by election results, may set an ambitious agenda for the new session of Congress. Your own leadership skills may be called into question if your entire staff resigns and goes to work for your competitor.

Definitions of leadership

n the status of a leader

“they challenged his leadership of the union”
Type of:
position, status
the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

n the ability to lead

“he believed that leadership can be taught”
the leadership ability of a military general
Type of:
ability, power
possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

n the body of people who lead a group

“the national leadership adopted his plan”
the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church
high command, supreme headquarters
the highest leaders in an organization (e.g. the commander-in-chief and senior officers of the military)
SHAPE, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe
Type of:
a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

n the activity of leading

“his leadership inspired the team”
a position of leadership
a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead')
trend setting
the initiating or popularizing of a trend or fashion
Type of:
any specific behavior

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