CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Decision Strategies International (DSI), a leading future-focused consulting firm, today announced that its Executive Chairman Paul J.H. Schoemaker and CEO Steve Krupp have published the highly anticipated new book, “Winning the Long Game: How Strategic Leaders Shape the Future.” Written as a guide for all types of leaders, the book outlines a roadmap to “winning the long game” – creating sustainable value in today’s increasingly uncertain and complex world – by defining specific disciplines of strategic leadership. Called a “cogent, inspiring guide to what constitutes a strategic leader” by Publishers Weekly, “Winning the Long Game” is full of pragmatic how-to tips for leaders who want to seize opportunity in uncertain times.
“As a leader, it’s easy to get caught up in the flurry of day-to-day responsibilities that keep an organization running, from budget decisions and meeting deadlines to managing teams,” says Krupp. “However, what’s even more important – and difficult – is moving beyond operational excellence and cultivating strategic savvy.”
Schoemaker, founder of DSI, notes, “Our book tackles this challenge head on by providing leaders with the skills to look outside the four walls of their organization and see the world from the future back. In a world of uncertainty, this calls for a much closer connection between strategy and leadership.”
While pragmatic to the core, “Winning the Long Game” creates vivid insights through a wide variety of personal portraits of not only successful business leaders but world renowned figures such as:
- Pope Francis who, while holding true to the core teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, is bringing an institution that is two-millennia old into the twenty-first century.
- Oprah Winfrey, who exercised the six disciplines of strategic leadership to redefine the talk show genre and ultimately reinvent herself in a variety of roles.
- Laurence Goldborne, the minister of mines in Chile, who displayed grit and determination as he directed the successful rescue of 33 miners trapped thousands of feet below ground.
- Nelson Mandela, who led a country at the brink of civil war toward peace and new prosperity by dreaming of a rainbow nation for South Africa without malice.
“Steven Krupp and Paul Schoemaker make a captivating case for strategic leadership, thinking broadly and acting decisively,” says Michael Useem, professor of management and director of the Center for Leadership and Change at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. “Through extended accounts of strategic actions by leaders ranging from Tesla’s Elon Musk to Lego’s CEO and even Pope Francis, ‘Winning the Long Game’ offers a tangible and comprehensive playbook for becoming a strategic leader when it really matters.”
Krupp and Schoemaker bring decades of experience in adaptive planning and strategic leadership development to their new book. Dr. Krupp advises premier global organizations and has been published in Harvard Business Review, Harvard Management Update, Inc., Talent Management and Chief Learning Officer. In addition to his various Board roles at DSI and beyond, Dr. Schoemaker is research director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School where he teaches strategy and decision-making. He is co-author of the business best-sellers “Decision Traps” and “Winning Decisions,” along with many other books and over 100 articles.
“Winning the Long Game” is being published by PublicAffairs and will be available for purchase on December 2, 2014. It is currently available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.
For more information about “Winning the Long Game,” visit www.winningthelonggame.com.
About Decision Strategies International
Founded in 1990 by Schoemaker, Decision Strategies International (DSI) is a recognized leader in future-focused consulting. As proven strategists and educators, DSI thrives at the intersection of business strategy and leadership development. Through its blend of adaptive planning and leadership development solutions, DSI has helped over 300 global organizations prepare, adapt and profit from all types of uncertainty. Learn more at www.decisionstrat.com and connect with us on Twitter or via LinkedIn.