Time for your favorite answer. It depends.
Assuming you mean, “how long does it take from the beginning until the end of the leadership development program,” it still depends.
The quickest cadence we’d recommend for a program is 8 weeks. At one session per week, that gives people an opportunity to take a new tool on board, consider it, practice a bit, and come back with questions for the following week. Then we recommend you take another 4 months after that to roll out the tools one-by-one so you don’t give your team whiplash.
That 8 week program would be bare-bones – a sprint.
We spent about a year with leaders at TextExpander. They got more tools and a deeper dive than we could have given them in 8 weeks. And we met much less frequently. And we were able to help them through the entire duration of their implementation roll-out.
If you mean, “how long will it take before I see results,” that’s a much different answer.
Typically, teams see more effective communication immediately after the first session. And when the executive team is committed to taking on the TEAMIFICATION system as SOP, the initial results don’t fade. They grow, spread, and amplify over time.
Where many programs lead to a quick spike in improved performance followed by a slow decline, our clients tell us they get an immediate jump followed by a slow incline.
That’s how cultivating a high-performance culture goes.