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Why this book is a ‘must read’...
‘This is a “must read” book for anyone in leadership, including those who wonder how they got there! In her perceptive examination, Kate Coleman uncovers what so often lies hidden in this area, and places it firmly on the agenda. It’s rare to find such careful research, gripping narrative and positive mentoring all in one book. I loved it!’
‘I loved this book! The chapter on 'Limiting Self-Perceptions' (and particularly the phrase 'shrink to fit') pulled me up with a jolt. From that point I began to slowly reappraise my life, learned to stop being so self-effacing about what is after all our God-given ability, and have since discovered that even in retirement, God hasn't finished me with yet! Sisters, this is a powerful read!’
‘If you need a push to step up your leadership skills, this book will encourage you in a thought provoking, relevant and practical way. Kate Coleman’s experience and insight furthers our understanding of leadership and the recognition that, as women, we have a responsibility to lead. Kate’s perspective on a consensus leadership style hit a particularly powerful chord in my heart. I would recommend this book to all women, at any stage of their leadership journey, knowing that God can use us in extraordinary ways, if we are willing to respond. This is a contemporary, breezy read, compelling in substance and style.’
‘Sometimes the things holding women back from their full potential in leadership don’t come from society or the institutions they work for, but rather the destructive behaviours and crippling mind-sets they can fall into from time to time…’
‘Every now and then you come across a book that you know is going to be more than just a good, inspiring read, it’s going to be a useful resource that you refer to again and again. This book is one of those books…’
Running the 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership as a book group has been hugely beneficial. The practical well explained examples enabled us to identify negative patterns, often commenting ‘that’s totally me!’
God used the material to produce many ‘lightbulb’ moments of breakthrough and healing in areas such as personal vision, conflict and boundaries. Our leaders are now stepping forward with more courage and confidence and we have a common language to encourage one another, often just saying “boundaries” to one another can be really help!!
The beauty and power of Kate Coleman’s book is that common pitfalls are called out, enabling the reader to understand and feel understood, no longer isolated in her trials; partnered with envisioning the reader and providing tools to move forward positively into all that God has for her.