"A servant leader is someone who sets aside their own ambition and ego for the benefit of the mission they are serving. Servant leaders see the value in each individual around them, whether a client, employee, donor, volunteer or colleague. They do not view their organization in terms of a hierarchy of individuals, some more important than others. Rather, based on their understanding of God's plan for ALL people, they appreciate each and every person with whom they work. They realize that each individual contributes to their organization in a unique and valuable way, and that without the gifts of everyone involved in the mission, nothing of substance could be accomplished. Genuine humility and an honest respect for other people are the key elements to true servant leadership."