- 1 [uncountable] the state or position of being a leader a leadership contest The company thrived under his leadership. Who will take over the leadership of the organization?
- 2 [uncountable] the ability to be a leader or the qualities a good leader should have leadership qualities/skills The organization is in need of strong leadership. Many in Congress have criticized his lack of leadership.
- 3 [countable] a group of leaders of a particular organization, etc. The party leadership is divided.