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

Earn your leadership every day. - Michael Jordan

Leadership is action, not position. - Samuel Gompers

You manage things; you lead people. - Grace M Hopper

Leadership is a choice, not a position. - Stephen Covey

Leadership is an ever-evolving position. - Mike Krzyzewski

A Horse! A Horse! My kingdom for a horse! - William Shakespeare

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

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

Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown. - Charles de Gaulle

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

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

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

Politicians can't manage. All they can do is talk. - Donald Trump

You don't have to have been a horse to be a jockey. - Arigo Saachi

The art of communication is the language of leadership. - James Humes

An orator without judgment is a horse without a bridle. - Theophrastus

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 cannot really be taught. It can only be learned. - Harold Geneen

Germlish: Training done using a mixture of English & German - 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

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. - Warren G Bennis

You can't create greater followers under poor leadership. - 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 drink. - English Proverb

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better. - Bill Bradley

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

The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never. - Yiddish Proverb

Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it. - Henry Mintzberg

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

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

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

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions. - Bo Bennett

The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes. - Tony Blair

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

Being positive in a negative situation is not naive, it's leadership. - Ralph Marston

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. - Ralph Nader

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

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

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 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

Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want. - Dianne Feinstein

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

Half of the failures in life come from pulling one’s horse when he is leaping. - Thomas Hood

And God took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it and created the horse. - Bedouin Legend

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

Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word. - Brian Tracy

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

Leadership is all about influence and everything rises and falls on leadership... everything. - 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

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

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change. - Charles Darwin

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

Charity is not like feeding pigeons in the square. It is a process that requires professional management. - Roman Abramovich

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

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

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

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

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight. - Josh Billings

We do not need to attend classroom training programs for everything. Observation opens the windows of knowledge around us. - Sukant Ratnakar

Whoever is providing leadership needs to be as fresh and thoughtful and reflective as possible to make the very best fight. - Faye Wattleton

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

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

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

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


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31-May-2020