Whether you are looking for an hour-long presentation to deliver on the 7 Stages of Growth or a 3-hour workshop (fee or free) this presentation has you covered.

Not only do I give you the presentation, in this email, I walk you through how to deliver it!

You’ll find this one here:

Under the Resources Tab
Under the Marketing Tab
Under the Marketing Presentations Heading

And it’s called:

Slide Deck Cracking the Code Presentation – the target audience for this are CEOs with fewer than 500 employees.


Here’s what you’ll find when open this slide deck:

Part 1:  This is the Introduction to the 7 Stages of Growth. You’ll be able to introduce the research and show the over view slide of the 7 Stages of Growth. You can then explain the 4 Rules that Govern this model, explain the Flood Zone and the Wind Tunnel and give an overview of each stage of growth, starting with the name. During this introduction, you can explain the value of getting to the root cause of issues, the value of knowing how key employees and managers view those issues. How 71% of our employees are disengaged (according to a recent Gallup Survey) and why ‘tapping into the intelligence’ of your staff is so important to getting alignment.

Using just Part 1, you could then go right into the 27 Challenges exercise, have each participant complete the 27 Challenges handout, then provide each person a Stages of Growth Matrix and see how many of their challenges lined up with what shows up for their current stage of growth. You could then ask the participants to come up with 3 initiatives they could consider to address their top one or two challenges.  You could explain that while it’s helpful for them to identify their top challenges, think how helpful it would be to know how their managers view the top challenges. You could explain our process to create alignment, engagement and implementation using the Stages of Growth X-Ray™.

Part 2:  This section explains what organizational and leadership issues a company will face as it moves from one stage of growth to the other. This short section could be combined with Part 1 if you have time. You could use these slides to help CEOs see the challenges they face organizationally as they move from Stage 1 to Stage 2 as well as the leadership challenges they need to be prepared to handle.

Part 3:  This section explains the 3 Gates of Focus and some of the hidden agents – the 27 Challenges and the Non-Negotiable Rules. (you can use the 3 Faces of a Leader or Leadership Modality also) You could take the time to explain why the gates change as the company moves through the different stages of growth. Introduce the 27 Challenges and handout the 27 Challenges exercise asking them to complete this exercise. Have them share what they identified as their top challenge. In this section you can also cover the NNRs for each stage of growth and engage them in conversations about why these NNRs are critical to be aware of as they move through the different stages.

Part 4:  This section, called Be the Leader Your Company Needs, changes the conversation from an organizational approach to a personal/professional development conversation. I cover the Open-Loop Limbic System to help them understand that people catch emotions from others and as leaders, we set the tone for those emotions. Then I talk about EI and have a series of slides that show the connection between emotionally aware leaders and successful companies.

You can hand out the Leadership Styles exercise and have them complete this exercise. There are slides that explain each of the six styles and when they are effective and when they aren’t.

After you have done Part 3 and Part 4, hand out the Stages of Growth Matrix and ask them to see which Challenges that they selected line up with their stage of growth and see if their top leadership style was in alignment with their stage of growth.

Remember, if you are going to an event, hosting a workshop, or just meeting up with a CEO for that first critical conversation, don’t forget you can print one of the Stages of Growth Cards. It’s a great reminder for them about their current stage of growth. You can find those at:


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Heading:  Stage of Growth Cards


Your Success. My Passion.
Laurie Taylor, FlashPoint!