Stage 1: You get very excited when you are invited to long, tedious, important sounding meetings.
Stage 2: You get sick of sitting in long, tedious, important sounding meetings
Stage 3: You start insisting that others attend the long, tedious important sounding meetings you set up yourself.
For previous takes:
Take 1: http://howmanyroads.blogspot.com/2008/05/three-stages-of-career.html
Take 2: http://howmanyroads.blogspot.com/2009/02/three-stage-of-career-retake.html
Take 3: http://howmanyroads.blogspot.com/2009/05/stages-of-career-take-3.html
Take 4: http://howmanyroads.blogspot.com/2010/08/three-stages-of-career-take-4.html
Take 5: http://howmanyroads.blogspot.com/2011/03/three-stages-of-careertake-5.html
Take 6: http://howmanyroads.blogspot.com/2011/12/three-stages-of-career-take-6.html