It is obvious that most of the leadership programmes have to little impact. There are several reasons for that:
This means that the integration of insights into daily life is made difficult, and the continous trusting room where personal growth can take place is missing.
The challenges in a leadership position are enormous. Of course you need solid skills and tools to meet them. But they are, at best, your entrance ticket. The crucial factors are personal qualities that need much more time to be developped. Therefore they have to be addressed as early as possible.
This list is not complete, but it is enough to show that you cannot overemphasize personal growth.
Process-oriented formats are needed: these provide a space that participants can shape by putting up topics that have a pracital urgency for them. Content is generated continously, and if a need for knowledge transfer comes up, it is provided ad hoc or in separate input sessions organised in timely manner.
The continous character of the group leads to a familiarity between participants. On this basis the group becomes a sounding board for personal growth and a practice field for the development of the ability to communicate well and to build honest relationships.
This way a learning community is created, which leads to the development of a Leadership Culture in a high density. The group becomes a network of companions who collaborate efficiently across organisational units and carry a common understanding of Leading. This is how True Leadership is created.