The Stages of Growth™ Online Series

Available globally (APRIL 2019)

For Business Owners and Leaders

The Stages of Growth methodology uniquely identifies the “rules of the game” that business owners and leaders must navigate to achieve sustainable growth. The reason growth is so difficult is that the rules change as the complexity of your organization – measured by the number people in your organization – increases.

This is why you experience times where what used to work no longer does; the rules have changed.

In this series, we unlock the secrets of business growth by illuminating the role that the single human being plays in determining the stages of complexity and identifying the key dimensions that impact the rules of the game.


But more than simply diagnose the situation, Stages of Growth provides clear guidance and prescriptions for each dimension, allowing the business leader to get their organization “unstuck”.

Finally, the road map includes insights into what comes next, allowing you to predict future rule changes and proactively prepare your organization for what lies next.

Over the last 30+ years, we have been conducting ongoing national research focused on understanding and deciphering the patterns, behavior, and characteristics of growth in small to mid-size enterprises. We have the insights and solutions for leaders who are navigating their companies through the challenges of enterprise growth.


As a business leader, when you understand The Stages of Growth, you will be better able to:

  • Communicate clearly with your team about the rules of your organization’s current stage

  • Diagnose and identify solutions to the issues your organization faces

  • Enable your organization to become “unstuck” or to successfully handle rapid growth without going off the tracks

  • Understand your impact as a leader on your company's performance, and how to adapt to achieve more optimal outcomes

  • Direct the forces that drive your company's profitability