1. Learn to pace yourself.
2. Treasure your ideas. Ideas are fragile and powerful at the same time.
3. Help others to grow.
4. Learn to delegate.
5. Teach Executives to play a fifth quarter.
6. Manage Counseling.
7. Pray early and prioritize your day.
8. Don’t manage spiritual things and don’t try to spiritualize management things.
9. If there are drop-in visitors who spend too much time, take them with you on a ministry assignment.
10. Handle most mail and paperwork only one time.
11. Have periodic times of planning. Don’t plan each event as it presents itself. Put the big rocks in first.
12. Try to return your calls at an appointed time back to back.
13. Don’t whine, don’t complain, and don’t make excuses.
14. Pay the price.
15. If you pass the praise on to Jesus, you can pass some of the criticism on to Him, too.
16. If someone asks for prayer, pray with them on the spot, so you won’t forget.
17. Learn to say, “No,” gracefully.
18. Make notes to yourself. The weakest ink is better than the strongest memory.
19. Try to be punctual. Think of being on time as late.
20. You can stretch your time.
21. File don’t pile. Have someone to do filing for you.
22. Have your secretary prepare you for personal conferences and phone calls that are scheduled.
23. Do the things you dislike first. If you have three frogs to swallow, swallow the big one first.
24. Learn to speed read. Twenty percent of the book has the real content.
25. Be more careful in taking ongoing-commitments than one-time commitments.
26. Well begun is half done. Procrastination is a form of disobedience.
27. Stay balanced between discipleship and evangelism. Which wing of a bird is the most important?
28. Be creative. Keep your mind open to new experiences. Learn something from every acquaintance and experience. Read widely.
29. Strive for excellence. Do away with “sloppy agape.” Quality produces quantity.
30. Develop the depth of your ministry and let God develop the breadth.
31. Strong preparation will give you great confidence.
32. If you don’t want it repeated, don’t say it.
33. Keep your people challenged- Soldiers in the barracks may bicker and fight with one another, but soldiers on the battlefield stay united because they need one another.
34. Never be behind closed doors alone with another woman other than your wife or family member.