Introduction: the territory -- The road to a good decision -- Clarify perspective -- Comprehend what matters -- Commit to what matters most -- Choose to act -- Communicate transparently -- Difficult terrain -- Avoid mental and emotional detours -- Bridge the cultural divide -- Navigate in organizations -- Reach your destination: lean into the light -- Appendix: worksheets and exercises. "Developed over twenty years in settings as diverse as hospital bedsides and corporate boardrooms, A Field Guide to Good Decisions provides the skills to make decisions that reflect one's core values while respecting the values of others - and considering the long-term implications for all participants. Illustrated through many real-life examples that will resonate with readers both professionally and personally, the book offers practical tools and techniques for identifying individual and common goals, reaching consensus, and communicating the results effectively. The authors also show readers how to overcome common obstacles to good decision-making (psychological, cultural, and organization). Ultimately, this book will help us make good decisions about things that can have a powerful effect on our sense of self and our credibility in the eyes of others, as well as on the lives of those touched by the choices we make."--Jacket.