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
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
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.
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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