"Not I said the dog, not I said the pig, etc."
"Ok then, I will do it myself ," she would reply.
At each further stage ( harvest, threshing, milling the wheat into flour and baking the flour into bread.), the hen again asks for help from other animals, but again she gets no assistance.
Finally, the hen has completed her task and asks who will help her eat the bread. This time, all the previous non-participants eagerly volunteer. However, she declines their help, stating that no one aided her in the preparation work.
"And so, I will eat it myself," she states.
Here's an alternate ending for today: That evening some quests arrived and there was nothing to serve but bread. The little red hen was so busy doing things that others could have helped in that she failed to plan and make a main course. The meal was disaster. The hen went into a depression and lived unhappily ever after..........
The Moral? A good leader gets others involved. To do it all yourself is the chicken way out! We pride ourselves in our work ethic when we do it all, but it not wise. A leader should work and set the example, but the worst thing a leader can do is try to do it all himself. No one man can do it all, but everyone can do something.
Moody said I'd rather get 100 men to work than to do the work of 100 men, because I'd burn out and it wouldn't be done very well anyway.