Helping some friends move reminded me of a few things about leadership and getting things done:
1. While only one or two people need to know where everything goes, it takes a lot more to actually get it there.
2. Heavy things are much lighter to carry with 2 or more people working together.
3. There’s a time for planning and preparation, and there’s a time to get your hands dirty.
4. Hard work doesn’t seem nearly as taxing when it’s done with people you genuinely enjoy.
5. Seeing significant progress will re-energize your team for the second half of the project.
6. Finishing one major project (moving your stuff) always leads to more major projects (cleaning, organizing, redecorating and redesigning). Work, movement and change are cyclical, not linear.