Stage 6: 23 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. Why does Staff Buy-in show up again as the top challenge in Stage 6? In Stage 3 it was also the top challenge and Laurie explains the difference. She talks about why the People Gate is the top gate of focus and how that supports the issues a CEO in Stage 6 is facing as their focus has to expand to a more strategic view — being on the lookout for new opportunities. Understand the Affiliative Leadership Style and why it shows up in Stage 6. 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.