It has become imperative that excellent educational management must be strengthened and repositioned through effective leadership at the various sectors of educational system, in such a way that will engender and stimulate effective role and goals of education in the society. Developing an excellent educational system implies a direct and indirect development and of the qualities of leadership in educational management. This paper attempts to clarify how effective leadership can enhance and animate educational management, through which there can be smooth running of excellent planning, supervision and organization in the educational system. Albeit, details and analysis of some qualities and features on effective leadership as a viable tool for excellent educational management are reviewed in this paper. Thus, the purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of leadership as a viable tool for educational management.