leadership-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: the act of leading or guiding others

Commentary: LEADERSHIP[+event][+activity][+guiding][+follower] the activity of leading or guiding others

His leadership inspired the team.
The two presidents had different styles of leadership.
John believes that leadership can be taught. (how to guide others)
He displayed great leadership during the crisis. (he acted with effective guidance)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4

Sense Number 2: people who lead

Commentary: LEADERSHIP[+entity][+group][+people][+principal][+organization] the body of people who lead a group

The national leadership adopted his plan.
The congregation will take this issue up with the church leadership.
The election brought a change of leadership to the White House.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: having authority or decision_making status

Commentary: LEADERSHIP[+state][+social][+authoritative][+guidance] the status of a leader
NOTE: describes a status assigned to an individual or group

She assumed leadership of the minority party in congress.
Some members do not want Bob to be given leadership of their union.
He had taken on the leadership of a Fortune 500 company by the time he was thirty-two.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: Placeholder Sense: Do Not Choose


WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1