Syllabus

Lecture # Subject Title
Week 1: Transformational Strategy
Presenters: Peter DeLisle, PhD
James H. Davis, PhD
1 Course Introduction
2 Transformational Strategy
3 Types of Planning
4 Revolutionary Model of Planning
5 Patterns of Failure and Successful Venturing
6 Technological Revolutions
7 Revolutionary Strategies
8 Transformational Imperatives
Week 2: Industry Structure and Competitor Analysis
Presenter: Rajan R. Kamath, PhD
9 Industry Structure
10 Analyzing Structure
11 Case: Soft Drink Industry
12 The Fountain Trade
13 Competitor Analysis
14 Generic Strategy Matrix
15 Differentiation – Broad Focus
16 Differentiation – Narrow Focus
17 Competitive Foresight
18 Competitive Foresight Methodology Steps
Week 3: Strategic Foresight (Part 1)
Presenter: Samuel Miller, MBA
19 Strategic Foresight – Preparing for Multiple Futures
Week 4: Strategic Foresight (Part 2)
Presenters: Samuel Miller, MBA
Joseph Holt, JD
20 Strategic Foresight – Preparing for Multiple Futures – cont’d.
21 Crucial Conversations
Week 5: Systems Thinking (Part 1)
Presenters: Joseph Holt, JD
James H. Davis, PhD
22 Adaptive Leadership
23 Systems Thinking
Week 6: Systems Thinking (Part 2)
Presenter: James H. Davis, PhD
24 Systems Thinking – cont’d.
Week 7: Hyperchange
Presenter: John A. Walker, PhD
25 Hyperchange
26 Leadership Mindset
27 Meta-Motivation Inventory
28 Quadrants of the Meta-Motivation Inventory
29 One Thing That can be Done to Make Everything Better
Week 8: Corporate Core Values
Presenters: John A. Walker, PhD
Peter DeLisle, PhD
30 What Keeps People Productively Engaged
31 Organizations Purpose
32 The Hewlett-Packard Way
33 Core Values and Corporate Character
34 Stress
35 Personal Efficacy
36 Men of Honor Panel
37 Course Conclusion