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

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

Call others into leadership with you. - Jacobia Solomon

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

What Washington needs is adult supervision. - Barack Obama

Behind leadership there is always a person. - Unknown

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

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

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

The old horse in the stable still yearns to run. - Mongolian Proverb

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

Trust should be the basis for all our moral training. - Robert Baden-Powell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. - Harvey S Firestone

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

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. - WC Fields

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

It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse. - Adlai Stevenson

Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people. - Brian Tracy

Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work. - Seth Godin

Skateboarding is training, but I don't think of it as training. It's fun. - Shaun White

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

To God I speak Spanish, to women Italian, to men French, and to my horse - German. - Emperor Charles V

Leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. - Mahatma Gandhi

Vanity can create a very cruel space for you if you don't know how to manage it. - Lady Gaga

You've got to concentrate on one idea. You can't ride a horse with two asses. - Joe Segal

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

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

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

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

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

When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said, 'Nah, what's wrong with a horse?' - Elon Musk

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. - Dale Carnegie

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

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

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

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

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

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

One of the most important leadership lessons is realizing you're not the most important or the most intelligent person in the room at all times. - Mario Batall

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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31-May-2020