Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Dead Horses

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians says when you discover you’re riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.

However, in modern business and ministry, because of the heavy investment factors, other strategies are often tried with dead horses, including: buying a stronger whip; changing riders; threatening the horse with termination; appointing a committee to study the horse; arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses; reclassifying the dead horse as “living-impaired”; hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse; harnessing several dead horses together for increased speed; donating the dead horse to a recognized charity and deducting its full original cost; doing a time management study to see if lighter riders would improve productivity; declaring a dead horse has lower overhead and therefore performs better; and promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.

Source: Church Leaders Intelligence Report - 02.06.08
The KELLYGRAM 12/02