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Strategic Leadership Syllabus


Lecture # Subject Title
Week 1: Transformational Strategy
Presenters: Peter DeLisle, PhD
James H. Davis, PhD
1 Introduction to Strategic Leadership
2 Transformational Strategy - Synopsis
3 Transformational Strategy
4 Types of Planning
5 Revolutionary Model of Planning
6 Patterns of Failure and Successful Venturing
7 Technological Revolutions
8 Revolutionary Strategies
9 Transformational Imperatives
Week 2: Industry Structure and Competitor Analysis
Presenter: Rajan R. Kamath, PhD
10 Industry Structure – Synopsis
11 Industry Structure
12 Analyzing Structure
13 Case: Soft Drink Industry
14 The Fountain Trade
15 Competitor Analysis
16 Generic Strategy Matrix
17 Differentiation – Broad Focus
18 Differentiation – Narrow Focus
19 Competitive Foresight
20 Competitive Foresight Methodology Steps
Week 3: Strategic Foresight: Preparing for Multiple Futures
Presenter: Samuel Miller, MBA
21 Strategic Foresight – Synopsis
22 Introduction to Strategic Foresight
23 Strategic Leadership
24 Dynamics of Change
25 Environmental Scanning
26 Evidence-Based Foresight
27 Embracing Uncertainty
28 Scenario Development
29 Implications Assessment I: Ideation
30 Implications Assessment II: Empathy With the Future User
31 Resilient Strategic Positioning
32 Foresight: Wrap-Up
Week 4: Crucial Conversation
Presenters: Joseph Holt, JD
33 Crucial Conversations – Synopsis
34 Introduction – Crucial Conversations
35 Identifying Your General Conflict Style
36 Fostering Effective Responses
37 Mastering Our Stories
38 Framework for Crucial Conversation – Part I
39 Framework for Crucial Conversation – Part II
40 Where Do You Stand?
Week 5: Systems Thinking and Advanced Tactics
Presenters: Joseph Holt, JD
James H. Davis, PhD
41 Technical vs. Adaptive Challenges – Synopsis
42 Technical vs. Adaptive Challenges
43

Real vs. Counterfeit Leadership in the Face of Adaptive
Challenges

44

A Strategic Approach to Diagnosing the Organizational
System

45 The Qualities of an Adaptive Organization
46 Categories of Adaptive Challenges
47 A Strategic Approach to Mobilizing the System
Week 6: Systems Thinking and Advanced Tactics
Presenter: James H. Davis, PhD
48 Systems Thinking and Advanced Tactics – Synopsis
49

Systems Thinking and Advanced Tactics – Three Games of
Strategic Thinking

50 Defining the Firm: Functional Perspectives
51 Analysis vs. Intuition
52 The Planning Context
53 The Business Model
54 The Case: J.C. Penney at a Crossroads – Part 1
55 The Case: J.C. Penney at a Crossroads – Part 2
Week 7: Hyperchange
Presenter: John A. Walker, PhD
56 Hyperchange – Synopsis
57 Hyperchange
58 Leadership Mindset
59 Meta-Motivation Inventory
60 Quadrants of the Meta-Motivation Inventory
61 One Thing That can be Done to Make Everything Better
Week 8: Corporate Core Values
Presenters: John A. Walker, PhD
Peter DeLisle, PhD
62 What Keeps People Productively Engaged – Synopsis
63 What Keeps People Productively Engaged
64 Organizations Purpose
65 The Hewlett-Packard Way
66 Core Values and Corporate Character
67 Stress
68 Personal Efficacy
69 Men of Honor Panel
70 Course Conclusion