A person or thing that holds a dominant or superior position within its field, and is able to exercise a high degree of control or influence over others. See also leadership.

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  • She wanted to be the leader of the group, because she thought that she had the best ideas out of anybody.

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  • Since Annie has trouble making decisions and asserting herself, it is hard for her staff to see her as an effective leader.

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  • When watching a team sport, it is very easy to spot the leader of the team simply due to the fact that they have such a positive and powerful influence on the rest of his/her teammates.

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