Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Working Woman Blog Tour and Giveaway Info

While I may be a stay at home mom (attempting to do minor non-home related work on the side) who does not go to a job outside of our home, I did have a career previously. Working outside the home and going to an office full of co-workers definitely has its pros and cons. One of the largest cons is all of the gossip and politics that must be dealt with on a daily basis, and if you are in management, acting as a peacekeeper. It can be very difficult to maneuver professional relationships. Often you become close to your coworkers, but there are very fine lines that have to be drawn to keep the business relationship non-personal. I have had to fire someone I liked on a personal level because they were just in the wrong profession. They were a great person, just bad at their job. Likewise, I have also worked with people who had amazing job performances, but were not people whose company I enjoyed on a more personal level. These things go both ways, but often contribute to the office gossip pool. I'd like to share with you an article Gossip In The Workplace, that you can download. It is full of wonderful tips and ideas on navigating this treacherous route!

Rosemary Flaaten has written an excellent book on helping women navigate their 9 to 5 working relationships. The summary:
For most people, the workplace is their home-away-from-home. We spend most of our waking hours with coworkers and employers. No blood relation, but yet we must build healthy relationships with them if we hope to excel at our work and enjoy our careers. Just like families, our work families are disturbed by dysfunctional issues. Interactions at work are often anything but ideal, let alone godly.

We find someone to vent about the grumpy boss, that arrogant team member, the lazy coworker who gets by doing nothing, and the undermining woman who makes our lives miserable. Yes, it’s easy to blame them for our workplace woes—but it’s better to look inward at what we have control to change.

A Woman and Her Workplace shows how God can perform a deep heart transformation within us so His love flows through us to the people in our workplaces. By delving into the issues that wreak havoc on our workplace relationships, author Rosemary Flaaten provides readers the help they need to develop and apply strong biblical principles of humility, integrity, forgiveness, grace, and celebration in the workplace.

Through discussing relationships such as boss to staff, woman to man, woman to woman, and teamwork, Rosemary guides women to develop healthy interactions in their workplaces. It makes sense to invest some effort into the relationships where we spend the lion’s share of our waking hours. This book isn’t just for women, though. Men find the book gives them insight into how to make the best of their working relationships with the opposite sex in their offices.

Author Bio:
ROSEMARY FLAATEN’S successful book, A Woman and Her Relationships helps women process their outside-of-work relationships, so now she’s delving into these 9-5 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 workplaces as opportunities to live out Christ’s love. Rosemary lives with her husband and three children in Calgary, Canada.

Kathy Carlton Willis Communications and Rosemary Flaaten have teamed together for this tour, and are offering a wonderful giveaway of the above pictured items, which include:
  • 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

Contest Details:
To enter this contest, just leave a comment (including contact information if you win) on this blog post by 7am CST on Friday November 19, 2011. That morning, I will be drawing one name, and forwarding it to Kathy Carlton Willis Communications. They will combine one name from each participating blog tour and will draw from them to select the Grand Prize Winner on November 22, 2010. All blog tour participants will be notified of who the winner is. The blog tour participant will contact the winning commenter and then forward their information to the company to work out the delivery details.

***I received a complementary copy of this book for promotional information purposes only. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.***

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