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.


QuotaBills
Example is leadership. - Albert Schweitzer

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

Earn your leadership every day. - Michael Jordan

Nag: A woman with no horse sense - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

A team is a reflection of its leadership. - Unknown

Installment: Putting a horse in his stall - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

Why, I'd horse-whip you if I had a horse. - Groucho Marx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The only way I can get a leading-man role is if I write it. - John Cleese

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

Horsepower: A power which has put the horse out of business - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Wiener: The first to cross the line in a Mexican horse race - 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

The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority. - Kenneth H Blanchard

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

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

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

Riding: The art of keeping a horse between yourself and the ground - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

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 best training a top manager can be engaged in is management by example. - Carlos Ghosn

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

A horse doesn't care how much you know until it knows how much you care. - Tom Smith

Dude Ranch: Where a guy who is rich enough to drive a Cadillac rides a horse - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

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

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

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

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed. - A.J. Liebling

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

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

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

An Irishman after trying American beer for the first time: "Put it back in the horse!" - Unknown

Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. - John C Maxwell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked. Leadership is defined by results, not attributes. - Peter F Drucker

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

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

Tension: 1. The price you pay for being a race horse instead of a plow horse; 2. What the sergeant shouts to his soldiers. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

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

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

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

Hypothesis: 1. First thing a Redneck teenager says to his father on the phone; 2. Hippo, horse; thesis, placing: putting something on a horse. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com


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21-Oct-2021