When stakes are high, emotions run strong, and opinions differ, we all struggle to stay cool. We often either clam up and hope the conflict will go away, or we blow up and damage trust and respect. Take the assessment and find out how well you communicate when it matters most.
Before you begin, think of a relationship you want to explore—with your boss, coworker, direct report, partner, or family member.
Next, think of a tough disagreement you've had or continue to have—one where you feel frustrated or irritated or that doesn't get resolved to your satisfaction.
With the relationship and disagreement in mind, respond to the following statements.