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A stock or group of stocks that is the first to move in a market upsurge or downturn.


The stocks with the highest trading volume over a given period of time. Leadership may give an indication of future market movements. That is, a large amount of interest in certain stocks may mean that the market will continue to be interested in them. Leadership may be either good or bad for the market. For example, poor leadership may result from too much speculation, while solid leadership comes from sustainable investing practices. It is also called market leadership.


An active stock that tends to lead the general market in price movements. For example, strength and activity may have made a stock a leader in a recent upward market movement.
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The followers believe so much in them that whatever the leader does is regarded as the best.
When a pastor or bishop engages others as equals with whom there is disagreement, when the follower genuinely perceives that the leader is relating as a peer, a different feeling tone will likely be registered.
The leader who is self-aware understands that there are choices and opportunities for growth as long as he is honest, gentle yet disciplined with himself, and seeks tools to create change.
The hands-on approach allows the leader to stay in touch with a fast-changing business landscape.
examines the leader or potential leader in the context of his/her environment,
Many employees may know who the leaders are, what they look like and even where their offices are.
Presently, at one acquisition community, the leaders have defined the key areas where leadership and technical expertise must be sustained.
Trimble, who was elected the leader of that assembly, is a tall, slim man who looks professorial in thick brown glasses and impeccable suits.
Individuals and groups typically take their cues from the leader.
In contrast, students in the same sample gave favorable assessments to active management by exception where the leader pays close attention to mistakes and has an extensive monitoring and control system in place to provide early indications of problems.
After the Persians killed the Greek generals, Xenophon was chosen as one of the leaders of the heroic retreat from Babylon to the Black Sea, with the Greeks fighting their way through an unknown and hostile land.
The leader who fails to recognize and deal with issues of power sharing, respect, and communication may not understand why the group can't complete tasks when the necessary skills have been previously demonstrated.