Tuesday, 7 September 2010

a press release about the 7 deadly sins of women in leadership

7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership: Overcome Self-Defeating Behaviour in Work and Ministry (author Kate Coleman)

Prominent Christian woman leader reveals ‘7 Deadly Sins’ of women leaders in new book launched in Birmingham this Saturday (September 11th 2010)

Leadership mentor Kate Coleman, the first black woman Baptist minister in the UK, has written a new book highlighting specific self-defeating behaviours, ‘7 deadly sins’, women in leadership need to avoid regardless of their profession or calling.

In 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership: Overcome Self-Defeating Behaviour in Work and Ministry, Revd Dr Kate Coleman, a former President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, suggests that rather than sloth, greed and gluttony, deadly sins for women leaders include ‘Limiting self-perceptions’, ‘Failure to draw the line’ and ‘Inadequate personal vision’.

“For the first time in modern history, God is placing women in strategic positions of influence and leadership within the church, public, corporate, charity and voluntary sectors, in unprecedented numbers,” says Coleman. “Women are called to flourish in these arenas. However, there are significant external and internal issues that hinder women in leadership in unique ways.” (Kate Coleman in 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership)

In 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership, which receives its official launch in Birmingham this coming Saturday (11 September), Kate Coleman considers what lies at the root of the many challenges facing women leaders and discusses ways of dealing with them including, adjusting how you see yourself, establishing boundaries, developing a tailor-made personal vision and cultivating a healthy work-life rhythm.

The book is based on a leadership development programme designed by Kate Coleman and delivered through Next Leadership, of which she is founder and director. Kate has extensive experience of mentoring leaders from across all sectors and also advises and supports pastors and churches. Next Leadership was established in order to develop and equip leaders from diverse arenas.

Author, speaker, broadcaster and President of Tearfund, Elaine Storkey describes 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership as “A 'must read' book for anyone in leadership, including those who wonder how they got there!.. It's rare to find such careful research, gripping narrative and positive mentoring all in one book. I loved it!” Kay Chaldecott, Managing Director of Capital Shopping Centres also adds, “I would recommend this book to all women at any stage of their leadership journey...”
Kate Coleman believes that the book, now available from Next Leadership.org, Amazon and other online stockists, will also appeal to many men in leadership and any woman in leadership, regardless of whether they are on a Christian faith journey or not. “This book will enable all women to identify and overcome self-defeating patterns of behaviour, in ways that will radically transform their leadership capabilities,” she says.


Note to Editor

7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership: Overcome Self-Defeating Behaviour in Work and Ministry is published by Next Leadership Publishing and is available at £14.99 from Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, TheBookDepository.co.uk, WHSmith.co.uk, GardenersBooks.com, neilsen.co.uk
The official launch of the book will take place at Anthony Collins Solicitors in Birmingham on Saturday 11 September at 10:30 am.
The ‘7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership’ featured in the book are Limiting self-perceptions, Failure to draw the line, Inadequate personal vision, Too little life in the work, Everybody’s friend, nobody’s leader, Colluding and not confronting and Neglect in family matters.

About the Author

Kate Coleman is founder and director of Next Leadership and a former President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. She was the first black woman Baptist minister in the UK with over 25 years of leadership experience, including 24 years as a Baptist minister. Kate is widely recognised as ‘one of the most influential black Christian women leaders in the UK’ (Keep the Faith magazine). She has extensive experience of mentoring, advising and supporting pastors, churches and leaders from across all sectors. Kate is a popular speaker and leadership consultant and has made numerous contributions to magazines, books and journals. ‘7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership’ is her first solo publication.

For more information and to interview Kate Coleman please contact Cham Kaur-Mann on 07886 633831.


janetlees said...

this looks fascinating - must get it

Jane said...

Me too!!