I hope you are having a great week. Today, I would like to share a very helpful resource for any leader. The Eric Trap is a book by Jim Wideman, Sam Luce and Kenny Conley. The book focuses on 5 things every leader has to get right. The Eric Trap is exciting, engaging and inspiring. This is not just another boring book about leadership. The authors write in a way that puts the reader in the middle of the story. I can’t begin to tell how many times I felt like Eric.
The book can be read in a couple of hours and it is well worth your time. I recommend picking up a copy for your entire leadership team. The chapter on delegation really inspired me to focus on tasks that I can share with other qualified leaders. I now realize that simply delegating is not enough. I have to place a great emphasis on delegating authority. The concepts in the book have already started to lighten my load.
As a lead pastor, I greatly appreciated the section on aligning individual ministries with the overall vision of the church. It really helped me to gain clearer insight on my team’s perspective of ministry. I am a huge fan of family ministry and I thought the chapter on activating parental leadership was right on target. The topic of measuring success was also very beneficial to me. Possibly we all are measuring the wrong things in our ministries.
Every leader should read the final chapter of the book. Almost every one in ministry has struggled with balancing their priorities. I constantly need to be reminded of what God expects from me.
Check it out, this is one of the best books i’ve read this year!