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DSI is known across the world as an innovator in strategic decision-making, managing uncertainty and other strategic issues facing organizations that grapple with the ever-changing rules of the market. But we are more than theorists. We write from experience about what works in the real world. We invite you to explore the resources in this section and learn from our experience, developed over more than 20 years.

The Missing Element in Encouraging Motivation

As we embark on 2014, leaders face the challenge of rallying the troops and motivating their teams for the year ahead. But they often overlook one important element in encouraging… Read more »

Managing the Risk-Reward Balancing Act to Spur Innovation

Experimentation is an unavoidable part of the innovation process. But that doesn’t change the reality that many leaders are reluctant — even downright scared — to take risks. The fear… Read more »

Four Steps to Learning from 2013

While the holiday season is often a time for personal reflection, it’s also an opportune time for leaders to look back at the past year and extract lessons that executives… Read more »

Lacking Innovation? Groupthink May Be To Blame.

As many leaders and companies have become risk-averse amidst unprecedented levels of uncertainty — resulting from the 2008 financial crisis, increased regulation and other changing conditions — it’s no surprise… Read more »

Welcome to Flash Forward

Buckle up — it’s time to flash forward.  It’s time to look toward the future in a meaningful way, to observe the world around us through a different lens, to… Read more »

Leading with Customer-Centric Communication

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” – James Humes, author, former presidential speech writer   One of the most critical elements of strategic leadership is the ability… Read more »

Align on Talent Development and Learning Investment to Meet Strategy Goals

Strategic leaders are adept at aligning diverse interests to achieve a common goal. They understand how to engage stakeholders, manage differences, assess readiness to shift direction and ultimately create buy-in… Read more »

Leveraging Case Studies as an Engagement Tool

We see it time and time again. Leaders looking for: A fresh way to engage their staff and get real buy-in and commitment to change; A way to encourage participatory… Read more »

Contributors meet the authors »

Steve Krupp

Steve Krupp

Senior Managing Partner

Franklin Shen

Franklin Shen

Senior Consultant

Eric Skoritowski

Eric Skoritowski


Jarrad L. Roeder

Jarrad L. Roeder

Strategy & Leadership Consultant