Define transformational leadership and its characteristics. Discuss why transformational leadership and forming the right teams are important in developing a culture that embraces continuous quality improvement and excellence. Explore how healthcare professionals in leadership are the driving force in creating a culture of excellence. Describe how transformational leaders create a culture in which the employees at all levels thrive in a healthy work environment where the residents/ patients and families come first. Transformational leaders create a vision for the future and guide our employees where they need to be to meet the demands of a changing health care landscape, thus creating exemplary experiences and a higher level of satisfaction for healthcare employees and our patients.