Lt. Mike Figliuolo was on a training exercise with his platoon when their tank broke down. He was the one who crawled under the tank, in the mud, to turn a wrench and fix the equipment.
The story circulated, which won him the respect for who he was rather than what he wore on his uniform.
It made him a “soldier’s officer” who truly cared about and cared for his soldiers.
Lesson: You’re not above any work you have the skills to perform. Acting like you are will earn you nothing but disdain.
So get down in the mud and turn the wrench.
Source: Mike Figliuolo, ThoughtLeaders