Important lesson: You cannot lead effectively if you do not share the same burden as your followers.
This is exactly what my boss is doing. alltho its a little company, and we do well enough without him, he wants to help out as mutch as he can. if its cleaning the workshop while we do more important stuff, or carrying heavy matereal on roofs at the worksite, he allways wants to ship in and help. If its bad weather out, he can say “guys, try to find something to do in the workshop today, its raining buckets outside”
He knows how it is to be working “on the floor” and still have that in mind when it comes to his employees.
He says he sees his employees as family. And all in all it makes me proud of the work i do, and wants me to work harder.