Leadership is great men and women with certain preferred traits influencing followers to do what the leaders wish in order to achieve group/organizational goals that reflect excellence defined as some kind of higher level effectiveness. - Joseph Rost

Leaders inducing followers to act for certain goals that represent the values and the motivations--the wants and needs, the apirations and expections--of both leaders and followers.
- James MacGregor Burns
Known great leaders twith leadership skills hat effected the world tremendously either in a good way or bad way:

George Washington
Adolf Hitler
Winston Churchill
by Kamog November 28, 2006
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A broad buzzword thrown around so much by every organization everywhere that it has essentially lost all meaning. (i.e. solution in the IT field.) It is normally used by organizations to weed out people who don't think they have 'it'. True leadership is actually an excercise in bullshitting. The amount of bullshit a person can spew back about what leadership truly is, is the best measure of leadership.

1. Job interviewer: Gentlemen, this job requires you to lead with huge amounts of leadership, do you believe you have the leadership necessary to lead this leading team of leaders?
Job seeker 1: What the fuck are you saying?
Job interviewer: Obviously you aren't a leader. Try working at wal-mart.
Job seeker 2: Well, I was born a leader, raised a leader, and will die a leader, and I will lead the way for this company. Now I will lead my mouth to your ..
Job interviewer: You're hired.
by jeramiah jones April 15, 2007
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A broad buzzword thrown around so much by every organization everywhere that it has essentially lost all meaning. (i.e. solution in the IT field.) So what is leadership now?

It is nothing but a word. Mostly used by organizations to weed out people who don't think they have 'it'. This word-type of 'Leadership' is measured in how much bullshit a person can spew to back about what they think 'leadership' truly is.
1. Job interviewer: Sir, this job requires you to lead with huge amounts of leadership, do you believe you have the leadership necessary to lead this leading team of leaders?
Job seeker: What the fuck are you saying?
Job interviewer: Obviously you aren't a leader. Try working at wal-mart.

2. College admissions: How are you a leader?
Student: Well, insted of playing sports or drinking with my buddies, my mom signed me up for a leadership conference, two leadership classes, and bi-weekly meetings about leadership.
College admissions: Wow, that is fantastic! You're in!
by staff January 11, 2007
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Being second guessed by every smart little twat with a mouth.
Leadership involves you being constantly second guessed by all those twat underlings.
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"The way I it, leadership does not begin with power but rather with a compelling in vision or goal of excellence."
~ Frederick W. Smith, CEO, Federal Express,( thoughts on leadership).
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Leadership refers to the quality that a person or collection of people hold in which they command respect and are highly influential. However, leadership has shown to be highly overrated, in accordance with the numerous scandals and failures among leaders themselves. Leadership is frequently questionable and should be critically evaluated. Some psychologist groups argue that the "born leader" also has a lot in common with people who suffer from narcissistic personality tendencies.
"Hey, let's go to this leadershp conference."

"Okay. Does that mean we get to become the rich one-percent who controls the world and everyone in it?"

"Yes."

"Okay."
by Lon May 5, 2005
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This is the process of making people do exceedingly better by physically inserting a fist into anothers rectum, usualy this help is prvided in the form of a Brackov propelled fist. A prime example of its use is a child struggling with the monkey bars. At the point of falling a swift insertion of ONWARDS AND UPWARDS from Alexeis' mighty help and the child maraculasly is a pro of monkeys bars for a short time. Various levels of leadership (pending on how beardy a person needs to become)include the open hand, the fist, rings, full braclets, hand buzzers, tennisballs in fist, some have even rumored that there could one day be a double fist manouver created to help Jade Goodey finally win something (eg Im A Celebrity this year)
"God Damn! Im gonna fall, i cant do it... NNNoooo... Alex! LEADERSHIP!!!"
by Dreamtank November 9, 2005
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