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Decison-Making Style Inventory, Participant's Workbook

ISBN: 978-0-7879-8841-8
40 pages
August 2007, Pfeiffer
Decison-Making Style Inventory, Participant


The most recent research into decision-making suggests that the most effective leaders are the ones who are able to adapt their decision-making style over time as their roles and responsibilities change. Discover a proven, easily understandable way to assess decision-making style with the Decision?Making Style Inventory.

The Inventory offers a proven, easily understandable way to assess decision-making style. The Inventory measures two dimensions of decision-making: Two structural styles?Systematic and Spontaneous, and two processing styles?Internal and External. The 20-item Inventory determines which of four styles is an individual?s preferred style. It is a powerful tool that can be used in numerous developmental situations such as formal leadership training, coaching, and even performance appraisals.

Use the Decision-Making Inventory Participant?s Workbook in conjunction with the Inventory to determine your decision-making style.

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Table of Contents



Welcome and Objectives.

Introducing the Styles.

Scoring the DMSI.

Treasure Hunters and Detectives.

Implications of the Decision-Making Styles.

Strengths and Liabilities.

Putting the Styles to Use.

What I Can Do to Improve the Way I Work with Others.


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Author Information

William C. Coscarelli teaches fulltime at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the department of Curriculum & Instruction. He is the former co-director of the Hewlett-Packard World Wide Test Development Center. He was elected as president of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Division for Instructional Development, appointed as founding editor of Performance Improvement Quarterly, and was elected as the president of the ISPI (International Society for Performance Improvement).
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“I have followed the development of the DMSI since its inception 20 years ago. It is a valid, interesting, and easy to use inventory for anyone wishing to find a common corporate language for understanding individual differences.”--Constance Holmes, director, supply chain optimization training and development, Coca Cola


  “The DMSI provides a unique and easily understood approach for managing decision-making styles that works for both individuals and organizations.”--Ingrid Bens, author, Facilitating with Ease! and Advanced Facilitation Strategies


“We used the DMSI in a college career exploration course designed for students who were undecided or changing their majors. The DMSI was an exceptional tool that helped students understand the important role that decision-making style plays in the process of making realistic career choices.”--Melinda McDonald, associate director, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University and George Steele, director of educational access, The Ohio Learning Network




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