The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from one generation to the next, says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.
However, in modern business, because of the heavy investment factors to be taken into
consideration, often other strategies have to be tried with dead horses, including the
1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Threatening the horse with termination.
4. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
5. Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.
6. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
7. Appointing an intervention team to reanimate the dead horse.
8. Creating a training session to increase the riders load share.
9. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
10. Change the form so that it reads: “This horse is not dead.”
11. Hire outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
12. Harness several dead horses together for increased speed.
13. Donate the dead horse to a recognized charity, thereby deducting its full original
14. Providing additional funding to increase the horse’s performance.
15. Do a time management study to see if the lighter riders would improve productivity.
16. Purchase an after-market product to make dead horses run faster.
17. Declare that a dead horse has lower overhead and therefore performs better.
18. Form a quality focus group to find profitable uses for dead horses.
19. Rewrite the expected performance requirements for horses.
20. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.
I should like to be a horse. - Queen Elizabeth II
Horse ovaries (hors d'oeuvres) - Archie Bunker
Leadership is action, not position. - Samuel Gompers
Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run. - Unknown
What Washington needs is adult supervision. - Barack Obama
Behind leadership there is always a person. - Unknown
Why, I'd horse-whip you if I had a horse. - Groucho Marx
Lend a horse, and you may have back his skin. - English Proverb
A unicorn is just a horse with a point of view. - Ron Sexsmith
Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse. - Elizabeth Kenny
Care, and not fine stables, makes a good horse. - Danish Proverb
Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown. - Charles de Gaulle
The speed of a runaway horse counts for nothing. - Jean Cocteau
Marry me and I'll never look at another horse! - Groucho Marx
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. - Kin Hubbard
Management is nothing more than motivating people. - Lee Iacocca
Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics. - Fletcher Knebel
Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse. - Groucho Marx
I had the best buffalo horse that ever made a track. - Buffalo Bill
Politicians can't manage. All they can do is talk. - Donald Trump
This is really a lovely horse. I once rode her mother. - Ted Walsh
You don't have to have been a horse to be a jockey. - Arigo Saachi
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. - John F Kennedy
A rabbit's foot is a poor substitute for horse sense. - Unknown
Life is like a horse - either you ride it or it rides you. - Unknown
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. - Woodrow Wilson
The only way I can get a leading-man role is if I write it. - John Cleese
Horse Manure: 50p per pre-packed bag. 20p - do it your self. - Unknown
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong. - Unknown
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him float. - Unknown
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. - English Proverb
The only thing worse than beating a dead horse is betting on one. - Relient K
Don't worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon. - John Madden
Dogs are getting bigger, according to a leading dog manufacturer. - Leo Rosten
The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never. - Yiddish Proverb
Creative minds have been known to survive any sort of bad training. - Anna Freud
Leaders inspire. They aren't assigned leadership. They command it. - Dr. Phil McGraw
All music is folk music. I ain't never heard no horse sing a song. - Louis Armstrong
It's too late to close the stable door after the horse has bolted. - French Proverb
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. - Peter F Drucker
The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes. - Tony Blair
The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example. - Unknown
To err is human. To blame it on somebody else shows management potential. - Unknown
When rats infest the palace, a lame cat is better than the swiftest horse. - Chinese Proverb
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. - WC Fields
A horse doesn't care how much you know until it knows how much you care. - Tom Smith
You can lead a horse to water but I'd rather ride it to the liquor store. - Wayne Nowazek
It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse. - Adlai Stevenson
Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it. - Omar N. Bradley
In fifty years, he never worked a day. To him, nine to five was odds on a horse. - Archie Bunker
Leadership is not something you do to people; it is something you do for people. - Ken Blanchard
Skateboarding is training, but I don't think of it as training. It's fun. - Shaun White
Leadership is at its best making promises to the people... and then keeping them. - Unknown
You do not lead by hitting people over the head; that is assault, not leadership. - Dwight D Eisenhower
Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on. - Robert Frost
Leadership is all about influence - the first person you need to influence is you. - John C Maxwell
You can only go as high on the leadership ladder as your character will allow you. - John C Maxwell
To God I speak Spanish, to women Italian, to men French, and to my horse - German. - Emperor Charles V
An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed. - A.J. Liebling
Some people play a horse to win, some to place. I should have bet this horse to live. - Henny Youngman
You've got to concentrate on one idea. You can't ride a horse with two asses. - Joe Segal
Half of the failures in life come from pulling one’s horse when he is leaping.
- Thomas Hood
The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse. - Jacqueline Kennedy
The day people stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. - Gen. Colin Powell
Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win. - Tom Fleming
Leadership is all about influence and everything rises and falls on leadership... everything. - John C Maxwell
The heart of good leadership is sacrifice. If you want to grow an organization - grow leaders. - John C Maxwell
Supporting myself at an early age was the best training for life I could have possibly received. - Lea Thompson
An Irishman after trying American beer for the first time: "Put it back in the horse!" - Unknown
It is not best that we should all think alike; it is differences of opinion that make horse races. - Mark Twain
A definite purpose, like blinders on a horse, inevitably narrows its possessor's point of view. - Robert Frost
Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight D Eisenhower
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. - Arnold H. Glasow
Diabetes is a great example whereby, giving the patient the tools, you can manage yourself very well. - Clayton Christensen
When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said, 'Nah, what's wrong with a horse?' - Elon Musk
Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve. - Tom Landry
Democracy is very different in U.S. and A. from Kazakhstan. In America, woman can vote, but horse cannot! - Borat Sagdiyev
I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around. - James Beard
Like the old adverb, "you can lead a gift horse to the water but ya can't look in his mouth." - Archie Bunker
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. - Mark Twain
Leadership is the special quality which enables people to stand up and pull the rest of us over the horizon. - James L Fisher
It's because you're scared that there's danger.
But could she manage not to be scared anymore? - Johanna Verweerd
Basketball develops individuality, initiative, and leadership. Now get out there and do exactly what I tell you to. - Dick Vitale
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. - Dale Carnegie
We have to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that it is talent and training, not color, that makes a ballet dancer. - Arthur Mitchell
A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but, one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still. - Samuel Johnson
We do not need to attend classroom training programs for everything. Observation opens the windows of knowledge around us. - Sukant Ratnakar
Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don't, there are consequences you'll have to deal with later in life. - Bryan Adams
Many training programs and often schools focus on just a skill or a kind of work competency. That's only half the equation. - Gerald Chertavian
When you're young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you're my age and you fall off, you splatter. - Roy Rogers
When it comes to housework the one thing no book of household management can ever tell you is how to begin. Or maybe I mean why. - Katharine Whitehorn
I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." - Muhammad Ali
Leadership is all about caring, daring and sharing. Caring for people, Daring to Act fearlessly, and Sharing the success with all. - Sujit Lalwani
The workers' and peasants' government proposes to all warring peoples... negotiations leading to a just, democratic peace. - Lenin
I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. - Oscar Wilde
The talk you hear about adapting to change is not only stupid, it's dangerous. The only way you can manage change is to create it. - Peter F Drucker
There's only one thing worse than training your staff and having them leave, and that's not training them and having them stay. - Zig Ziglar
In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power - including strong and principled diplomacy. - Barack Obama
Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control. - Tom Landry
Regarded simply as a politician, and compared with the other leading political figures of our time, how clean a smell he has managed to leave behind. - Mahatma Gandhi
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