Spotlight on Leadership: Mastering Conflict through Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is a crucial piece of conflict management. In those moments when stakes are high, opinions differ and emotions are at full play, being aware of and knowing yourself can make the difference between resolution and escalation. People who are keenly self-aware know how to recognize hot buttons in themselves and others and how to craft their messages in a conflict to find that sweet spot between passive and aggressive, and act assertively.

Visit this UF Leadership Toolkit job aid to explore how lack of self-awareness escalates conflict and ways to increase your self-awareness and conflict competence.