When my son, Trae, was playing football he was concerned with gaining weight. He thought he needed to be heavier in order to be more effective at his starting positions -- center and defensive end.
I, too, have always been concerned with gaining weight, but with a different objective in mind -- I have always needed to lose weight.
We both wanted the transformation to occur immediately. But, transformation usually takes time.
Transformational leadership does indeed take time. It takes time to get the ship headed in the right direction. It takes time to change the culture of an organization. It takes time....
We know that leadership is about doing the right things the right way. The "right things" are determined by the mission.
Our challenge is to keep on (or start) doing the right things the right way. And, in the right time we'll get the right results.
Don't get discouraged -- transformational leadership takes time to unfold. And, in time, you'll see the fruit of your leadership.