Every organization needs to grow, and today’s organizations need to do so in a competitive and ever-changing environment. The heart of the change process is in the strategy the organization selects to move forward. In this course, students learn to understand their industry, the competition, and their organization’s core competencies and values. They learn strategic models, including those of Michael Porter, Treacy and Wiersma, Hamel and Prahalad, Kim and Mauborgne, and Richard D’Aveni. Using Nadler and Tushman’s model for Congruence, they learn to align their organizations with the chosen strategy.