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.
Example is leadership. - Albert Schweitzer
Nag: A woman with no horse sense - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
Reindeer: A horse with a hat rack - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
Horse ovaries (hors d'oeuvres) - Archie Bunker
Leadership is action, not position. - Samuel Gompers
Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run. - Unknown
Call others into leadership with you. - Jacobia Solomon
Use a little of your horse's sense. - Archie Bunker
Leadership is an action, not a position. - Donald McGannon
Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse. - Elizabeth Kenny
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
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
Trust should be the basis for all our moral training. - Robert Baden-Powell
This is really a lovely horse. I once rode her mother. - Ted Walsh
The art of communication is the language of leadership. - James Humes
Absent-Mindedness: Searching for the horse you are riding - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. - Woodrow Wilson
Horsepower: A power which has put the horse out of business - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
Horse Manure: 50p per pre-packed bag. 20p - do it your self. - Unknown
Management is a practice where art, science, and craft meet. - Henry Mintzberg
The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority. - Kenneth H Blanchard
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
Don't worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon. - John Madden
The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis. - Brian Tracy
Reality: The leading cause of stress among those in touch with it. - Lily Tomlin
Riding: The art of keeping a horse between yourself and the ground - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
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
Leadership is taking responsibility while others are making excuses. - John C Maxwell
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
Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions. - Bo Bennett
Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best. - Chester W Mimitz
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. - John Wooden
To err is human. To blame it on somebody else shows management potential. - Unknown
Being positive in a negative situation is not naive, it's leadership. - Ralph Marston
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. - Harvey S Firestone
Unicorn: 1. A single blemish on the foot; 2. A horse with a point of view. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
Be stubbornly committed to your team, but flexible in your leadership style. - Jo Miller
You can lead a horse to water but I'd rather ride it to the liquor store. - Wayne Nowazek
In fifty years, he never worked a day. To him, nine to five was odds on a horse. - Archie Bunker
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
Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead. - Pete Hoekstra
Perspective is to painting what the bridle is to the horse, the rudder to a ship. - Leonardo da Vinci
Leadership is all about influence - the first person you need to influence is you. - John C Maxwell
Positive leadership uplifts everyone. All it takes is you: the best version of you. - Unknown
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
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. - Peter F Drucker
And God took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it and created the horse. - Bedouin Legend
Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people. - John Rockefeller
Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word. - Brian Tracy
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
Thank you, horseradish, for being neither a radish nor a horse. What you are is a liar food. - Jimmy Fallon
Leadership is the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done. - Vance Packard
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
Leaders come in two flavors: expanders and containers. The best leadership teams have a mix of both. - Barbara Corcoran
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
Teaching is a calling. Teachers in their way are holy - angels leading their flocks out of the darkness. - Jeanette Walls
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
Charity is not like feeding pigeons in the square. It is a process that requires professional management. - Roman Abramovich
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
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
Leadership is about creating powerful human currents moving enthusiastically and creatively in the right direction. - Unknown
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
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
Horse: 1. An oatsmobile; 2. An animal that cannot say yes, only neigh; 3. An animal that goes to bed with its shoes on. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. - Unknown
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
Cut out the free feed for the boss hogs at the public trough and the spill-over they've been leaving us. We'll manage. - Paul Harvey
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
The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work. - Agha Hasan Abedi
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
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
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