Stage 5: 19 minutes. In this series of short videos, one for each stage of growth, Laurie summarizes each stage of growth and shows the connections between the hidden agents. Profit is the top gate of focus. Learn why and understand the need for improving sales to be the top challenge with 58 – 95 employees. Why is the Democratic leadership style the top style and why the CEO must be focused on creating a team that works well together in order to prepare the company for the next stage of growth. Transparency is a critical competence, because the leader must show the company they are human, they make mistakes and that authentic approach provides the leadership the company needs at this stage of growth. To be confident in presenting the 7 Stages of Growth, understanding the interactions of the different hidden agents, is key. You may want to have a copy of your Stages of Growth Matrix available to review as you listen to these videos.