Native Wisdom vs. Modern Business Practice

Tribal wisdom passed on from one generation to the next


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 following:

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 cost.
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.


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Example is leadership. - Albert Schweitzer

I should like to be a horse. - Queen Elizabeth II

Earn your leadership every day. - Michael Jordan

Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run. - Unknown

Use a little of your horse's sense. - Archie Bunker

Leadership is an ever-evolving position. - Mike Krzyzewski

A team is a reflection of its leadership. - Unknown

What Washington needs is adult supervision. - Barack Obama

Life looks better from the back of a horse. - Unknown

Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse. - Elizabeth Kenny

The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. - Dwight D Eisenhower

Marry me and I'll never look at another horse! - Groucho Marx

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

Leading your family is a lot tougher than basketball. - Giannis Antetokounmpo

This is really a lovely horse. I once rode her mother. - Ted Walsh

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. - John F Kennedy

A rabbit's foot is a poor substitute for horse sense. - 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

Germlish: Training done using a mixture of English & German - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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 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 true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis. - Brian Tracy

Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership. - James Humes

You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. - Ambrose Bierce

Reality: The leading cause of stress among those in touch with it. - Lily Tomlin

Creative minds have been known to survive any sort of bad training. - Anna Freud

A lame cat is better than a swift horse when rats infest the palace. - Chinese Proverb

Leaders inspire. They aren't assigned leadership. They command it. - Dr. Phil McGraw

It's too late to close the stable door after the horse has bolted. - French Proverb

Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best. - Chester W Mimitz

The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example. - John Wooden

The beginning of leadership is a battle for the hearts and minds of men. - Bernard L Montgomery

To err is human. To blame it on somebody else shows management potential. - Unknown

The best time management strategy: don't find the time, find the why. - Chris Guillebeau

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. - Harold S Geneen

Leadership is not something you do to people; it is something you do for people. - Ken Blanchard

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

You can only go as high on the leadership ladder as your character will allow you. - John C Maxwell

Positive leadership uplifts everyone. All it takes is you: the best version of you. - Unknown

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

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

A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character. - Tesio

The day people stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. - Colin Powell

Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people. - John Rockefeller

One of the worst things that can happen in life is to win a bet on a horse at an early age. - Danny McGoorty

Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win. - Tom Fleming

I'd call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse. - Woody Allen

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

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

Leadership does not mean getting people to do their job. It means getting people to do their best. - Unknown

A definite purpose, like blinders on a horse, inevitably narrows its possessor's point of view. - Robert Frost

The one quality that can be developed by studious reflection and practice is the leadership of men. - Dwight D Eisenhower

The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them. - Carlos Ghosn

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

Leaders come in two flavors: expanders and containers. The best leadership teams have a mix of both. - Barbara Corcoran

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

Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't. - Peter F Drucker

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. - Stephen Covey

I was training to be an electrician. I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line. - Elvis Presley

Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve. - Tom Landry

I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around. - James Beard

Leadership is the special quality which enables people to stand up and pull the rest of us over the horizon. - James L Fisher

The best leaders identify what promises they are being held to, manage expectations, and honor those promises. - Bob Anderson

It's because you're scared that there's danger.
But could she manage not to be scared anymore? - Johanna Verweerd

The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management. - Scott Adams

Basketball develops individuality, initiative, and leadership. Now get out there and do exactly what I tell you to. - Dick Vitale

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there. - John Buchan

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

Do you ever get halfway through eating a horse and go, 'You know, I'm not as hungry as I thought I was'? - Tim Vinel

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. - Unknown

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

We will never have to tell our horse that we are sad, happy, confident, angry or relaxed. He already knows - long before we do. - Marjike de Jong

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 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

A doable goal for me is to finish a marathon under four hours. I'm doing all the training, but the hardest part is eating right. - Sean Astin

The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work. - Agha Hasan Abedi

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

Finance functions lose the potential to steer their organizations to success when they defer performance management to other functions. - Jack Alexander

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. - Stephen Covey

Leadership development is not an 'event.' It's a capacity-building endeavor. It's a process of human growth and development. - Linda F Thornton

I you can make any leading religion of the world look like complete nonsense, you can be sure of only one thing: you haven't understood it. - Wilfred Cantwell Smith

Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand. - Archibald Putt

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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