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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Mayor: A he-horse - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Example is leadership. - Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

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

What Washington needs is adult supervision. - Barack Obama

Behind leadership there is always a person. - Unknown

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

Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse. - Christopher Morley

Stabilized: A horse that's been locked in - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

The speed of a runaway horse counts for nothing. - Jean Cocteau

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. - Kin Hubbard

Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics. - Fletcher Knebel

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

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

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

Centaur: A man with a horse where his pants ought to be - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Absent-Mindedness: Searching for the horse you are riding - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. - Woodrow Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unicorn: 1. A single blemish on the foot; 2. A horse with a point of view. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

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

You do not lead by hitting people over the head; that is assault, not leadership. - Dwight D Eisenhower

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

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

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

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

Sherbet: 1. A horse that can't lose; 2. A tip on a horse race or sporting event. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse. - Jacqueline Kennedy

So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. - Peter F Drucker

Good leadership isn't about advancing yourself. It's about advancing your team. - John C Maxwell

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

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

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

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

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

Teaching is a calling. Teachers in their way are holy - angels leading their flocks out of the darkness. - Jeanette Walls

Like the old adverb, "you can lead a gift horse to the water but ya can't look in his mouth." - Archie Bunker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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


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