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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Earn your leadership every day. - Michael Jordan

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

Reindeer: A horse with a hat rack - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

Leadership is an ever-evolving position. - Mike Krzyzewski

Leadership is an action, not a position. - Donald McGannon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 drink. - English Proverb

The only thing worse than beating a dead horse is betting on one. - Relient K

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good Secretary: A stenographer who must think like a man, act like a lady, and work like a horse - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Leadership is the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done. - Vance Packard

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

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

Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight D Eisenhower

Leaders come in two flavors: expanders and containers. The best leadership teams have a mix of both. - Barbara Corcoran

The only thing worse than training employees and losing them, is not training them and keeping them. - Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. - Mark Twain

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

Leadership is about creating powerful human currents moving enthusiastically and creatively in the right direction. - Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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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30-Jun-2022