“Having the space to share confidentially and to develop trust and support with colleagues in similar positions was highly valued by all participants. Being able to open up personally had helped them to open up their minds to new ideas and concepts that previously they had been unable (and perhaps to some extent unwilling) to understand. Other stakeholders involved in the [leadership development] project noted a change in attitude and behaviour as the participants’ confidence and enthusiasm developed. There was general agreement that [interviewed] respondents had witnessed rapid change over the 12 months.”