The word “leadership” is used in two different meanings.
“Leadership” in a disciplinary or professional sense refers to the teaching, practice and institution of leadership of people, organisations, companies and communities. The word “leadership” describes the competence, actions and players of leadership within the framework of social, political and economic systems.
“Leadership” in the competitive sense means having a comparative advantage. In this context, the word “leadership” is used in particular to characterize the relative position of an actor who is superior in decisive aspects of competition in comparison to the other actors within a competitive environment.