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Leading2solutions: Five ways to to develop your emotional intelligence going into 2019

Hello fellow pharmacists and welcome to the twelfth and last article for 2018 in the 5W2 series, Five Ways to Develop your Emotional Intelligence.


In January 2018 I created this 5W2 series to share tried and tested strategies and techniques to support emotional development within our professional roles. Previous articles are as follows:


  1. Introduction to the “5W2” series
  2. Five Ways to Manage Stress
  3. Five Ways to Use Mindfulness
  4. Five Ways to Self Coach
  5. Five Ways to Maintain your Energy Levels
  6. Five Ways to be more Resilient
  7. Five Ways to Deal with Bullying
  8. Five Ways to Manage your State of Mind
  9. Five Ways to Enhance your Communication
  10. Five Ways to Create Successful Outcomes
  11. Five Ways to be more Confident


If anyone would like to read any of the above articles please click on the following which will take you to the articles page on my website


The concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI) is often described as the ability to relate to and interact with others and has been around since the 1960s but it gained popularity when Daniel Goleman an American psychologist wrote his book “Emotional Intelligence” in 1995.


In his book, Golman describes EI as having a balance between self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. EI is highly desirable when working with people and can be a natural characteristic of some individuals. The good news is EI can be developed, so here are 5 simple strategies to help you develop your EI and improve the quality of future interactions.


  1. Temper Taming
  2. The Personal Touch
  3. Creating Win/Wins
  4. Dealing with Disappointment
  5. Valuing Vulnerability


Click here for number one – Temper taming


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