Introduction: Everyone can be a leader, yet only a select few can become a great leader. Being a good leader isn’t something everyone can do. Regardless, the route to leadership is never an easy one. Every effective leader needs to possess and/or work towards their goals. In health care, both leaders and managers rely on skills and the ability to envision a positive future. Ideally leaders have risen to the management or executive level because they’ve had the ambition to advance their careers. The desire to for self-improvement and a higher level of excellence is an intrinsic trait for leaders. Effective leadership of healthcare professionals is critical for strengthening quality and integration of health care.