Stage 7: 25 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. Stage 7 is 25 minutes and Laurie explains why the CEO Modality is Dominant, why products not differentiated in the market is the top challenge. She talks about why People, the top gate of focus is so critical with 161 – 500 employees and why one of the non-negotiable rules has a leader ‘getting to know something about every employee’. Why the competency, Change Catalyst should be embraced by leaders 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.