Monday, November 8, 2010

Review & Giveaway: A Woman and Her Workplace

A Woman and Her Workplace: Building Healthy Relationships from 9 to 5 by Rosemary Flaaten

Publication Date: September 2010
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Format: Paperback, 189 pp
Genre: Christian Growth
ISBN-13: 9780834125230
ISBN: 0834125234

(Received for review from Kathy Carleton Willis Communications)

See the end of the post for giveaway details!

Synopsis (Book Blurb):

Why does one co-worker become a best friend while another becomes a bitter enemy? Why is one workplace relationship congenial, another adversarial?

More than a book about how to get along with difficult people. A Woman and Her Workplace shows you how to allow God to transform your heart so His love and care will flow through you to the people you work alongside. In it, you will learn to recognize and stand against attitudes that wreak havoc on workplace relationships and replace them with the strong biblical principles of humility, integrity, forgiveness, grace, and celebration.

Rosemary Flaaten parallels the challenges women face in the workplace today with those of Esther, a woman who was equal to the challenge of the job God gave her.

Regardless of what kind of work you do to your level of authority, you have the potential to take your workplace experience from drudgery to delight.


Rosemary Flaaten has created a book that has been needed for a long time. Women who have careers outside the home face circumstances that are unique to the situation. Who to make friends with? Are these relationships important? When does a relationship go to far? Flaaten answers these questions in more in here book about building healthy work relationships.

In a world that is bent on being successful and career driven it is often difficult to be Christlike in the work world. Flaaten gives women Biblical scripture and sound advice with eloquence and professionalism. Learning how to make healthy choices and cultivate friendships is essential to having a good workplace environment. With ideas like humility, integrity and where you fit in the scheme of things in the workplace, Flaaten really shows how to be the kind of Christian you want and need to be.

God can transform your heart and your work environment and Flaaten will help readers to see the changes they need to make. A Woman and Her Workplace will help readers take a stand on issues they feel strongly about, it will help them see the dangers when a relationship becomes more than just "friendly" and how to stop it before it gets out of hand. I recommend this one to any women who work outside the home in any capacity. Also women who don't work outside the home still deal with people on a daily basis and the strategies in the book will be a great encouragement to them as well.

Rosemary Flaaten has written many articles on workplace relationships including this article about "Workplace Gossip". Please click here to view the article and gain some great insight on how to deal with gossip in the workplace. It's something that is a continuing issue and this article will help you know what to do about it.

A Woman and Her Workplace is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

Rosemary Flaaten's successful book, A Woman and Her Relationships helps women process their outside-of-work relationships, so now shes delving into these 9 to 5 relationships. She writes from a fully equipped life-experience toolkit. In it we find her varied work experience, a counseling and educational background, and a deep love for God as well as a passion to help others. Her relationships book won The Word Guild Award, which is Canada's top Christian literary honor. A dynamic speaker - Rosemary challenges women of all professions to view their work as a calling and their workplace as opportunities to live out Christ's love. Rosemary lives with her husband and three children in Calgary, Canada.


Kathy Carleton Willis Communications will pick one person who comments during the blog tour for A Woman in Her Workplace to win a grand prize, which includes:

  • An autographed copy of A Woman and her Workplace
  • Hard cover journal
  • 40 piece stationary set
  • Handbag styled refillable note dispenser
  • Photo frame
  • Stainless steel travel mug
  • Mini stapler, pen, pencil and highlighter
The rules are simple:

1.) You must be a follower of this blog by GFC or e-mail to participate.
2.) You must leave a comment on this post with your e-mail address.
3.) The deadline to enter this giveaway is Midnight EST Wednesday November 17th. I will then send the name and e-mail address to KCWC.
4.) On November 22nd a winner will be chosen by Kathy Carleton Willis Communications.


Ammy Belle said...

Awesome giveaway and thanks!
Am a follower, please enter me.

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Mystica said...

Please enter me for this giveaway.

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Tore said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest.

Inspired Kathy said...

This sounds like a much needed book. Thank you for the chance to win a fabulous prize pack.
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I follow on GFC.

Aik said...

I'd love to enter! Thanks!

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Renee G said...

I follow as Renee G on GFC and would love to be entered to win.

jhitomi said...

new follower on gfc as jhb.
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Wendy said...

I so need this book! I'm a Sales Manager, but I tell you, one day everyone is my best friend and the next day I don't know they are drinking at the water cooler!! LOL

Thanks for the chance :) I am a GFC follower

wendyhines at hotmail dot com

Laura H. said...

I'm a new follower and e-mail subscriber.