Mowing the lawn is a ministry of love. I am doing it so that my wife does not have to worry about doing it or getting someone else to do it. I do that out of love because my leadership model is one of the servant leader. This leads me to LLML (Leadership Lessons from Mowing the Lawn) Number 10:

Be a servant leader.

Many kinds of leadership styles exist. They each have some value. However, the servant leader is automatically putting the needs of others first and does so with an attitude not of lordship or dictatorship, but one of “how can I serve you?” Instead of thinking of yourself, you think of your team, your colleagues, and your clients. That kind of leadership attracts attention.

Every day, companies, organizations, nations, and families are crying out for genuine, authentic leadership. The person who will step up by stepping down in servant leadership is the person that will do something great. LLML Number 10:

Be a servant leader.

About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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