Arguably leadership is very essential for the implementation of person-centred care in nursing practice. It is essential suggests the NMC code that all nurses must act as change agents and through service development and quality improvement provide leadership that will enhance the experience of care and well being of clients. Amanchukwu, Stanley and Ololube (2015) posits that leadership consists of a kind of responsibility aimed at reaching some specific ends through the application of human and material resources as well as making sure the process is cohesively and coherently organized. Similarly, Northouse defined leadership as a “process whereby an individual influence a group of individuals to achieve a common goal.” There are different approaches employed by leaders to motivate people which are called leadership styles. Scholars such as (ref) argues that the leadership style of any leader is his or her characteristics behaviours used in guiding, managing, directing, and motivating a set of people. Great political movements and social changes are often inspired by great leaders who can lead or persuade followers to create, innovate or perform well.Traditionally, leadership in nursing has been closely associated with transactional leadership incompatible with core values of the profession . Scholars such as 8 and 9 recommended transformational leadership for bedside registered nurses and others suggested authentic leadership . as well as emotionally intelligent leadership . While traditional leaders like head nurses or nurse managers gets authority through formal appointment , registered nurses at the bedside aiming to enter the leadership group attain authority from the support, perception and acceptance of others who works with and trust in them . The band 6 clinical nurse leader is at the start of such a leadership ladder.