Tuesday Talk – Kelly Burke

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President @ sfBIG

Happy Tuesday, Bay Area! Rebuilding sfBIG for our community has definitely been challenging. But I am lucky, I don’t have to do it alone. I have an amazing team of volunteers who make up the sfBIG Board of Directors. I’ve been thinking a lot about working as a team lately and how to be successful with teamwork.

I know there are a lot of sayings about teamwork, like “you are only as strong as your weakest link” (yup, that’s true) or “Many hands make light work” (yup also true). However, as a coach, I tend to think about things on a next level. When I have to make decisions about who to partner with or who will be on a team I am building, one of my favorite sayings is “You are the average of the five people you surround yourself with”. Think about it. Don’t you want to increase your average? Be selfish and pick the people that will challenge you, will bring new ideas to the table, and most importantly will show up. When it comes to sfBIG, I have surrounded myself with more than 5 people and I feel confident that this team has definitely boosted my average and I couldn’t be more grateful. You will be meeting the team that makes up the Board of Directors over the following weeks as they, one by one, author a Tuesday Talk. So, who are your 5 people?