For the Lack of a Nail

Old Clichés

For the lack of a nail, the horseshoe was lost
For the lack of a horseshoe, the horse was lost
For the lack of a horse the rider was lost
For the lack of a rider the battle was lost
With the loss of the battle the war was lost
On losing the war the dictator committed suicide
And everybody lived happily ever after

Cliché courtesy of Peter R. Scholtes

The moral of the story

There is nothing so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all ~ Peter F. Drucker

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  1. Well said, James. Old stories with a bit of a twist. But, there’s nothing like the waste of energy and resources to just look busy and be busy doing nothing that matters.


  2. I worked for that company. It was a leadership problem. :-)

    Annette :-)

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