Decision Style Profile

The Decision Style Profile® is a decision making assessment that empowers leaders to make better decisions by enlightening them on how to choose the most effective and appropriate decision-making styles for given situations. Each participant is asked to make several real-world business decisions. A personalized report compares the participant’s chosen decision-making styles to the most appropriate styles, backed by extensive research and a current database of over 20,000 executives and managers. The Decision Style Profile evaluates the appropriateness with which participants include others in the decision-making process as well as the extent to which they consider the five following decision factors:

  • Clarity
  • Information
  • Commitment
  • Alignment
  • Time

Using This Assessment Offers Leaders:

  • Improvement in their capability to produce acceptable, quality decisions
  • Awareness of five critical decision factors
  • Understanding of the five decision styles and the conditions that make each appropriate and inappropriate 
  • Discovering weaknesses in decision-making capabilities and learning how to strengthen them
  • Comparing their decision skills to those of 20,000 managers

DSP Highlights:

  • Takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete 
  • Assessment poses 10 short, real-world business cases requiring decisions
  • Can be administered prior to classroom setting
  • Report includes Individual’s Decision Factor Index score 
  • Report shows frequency distribution of styles selected and indicates accuracy in matching “expert” styles
  • Style Guide booklet with explanatory details is shipped for each online assessment purchased

Your Certification Provides:

  • 1 to 1½ hour individual coaching session
  • Downloadable Facilitator Guide 
  • Downloadable PowerPoints
  • Virtual Class Training 
  • Online Assessment Center Tutorial 
  • Access to DLI’s Online Assessment Center

Class Format and Time:

  • Virtual, on-demand and 1 to 1½ hour live coaching session. Approximately 4 hours total. 



If you are interested in becoming certified in using this instrument with your organization or clients, please view our certification trainings.