Biz 417: What is BKD’s approach to working as a team?
K.C.: At BKD, the team approach is part of each aspect of the work we do. One of our client service standards is "don't go it alone." From tax and estate planning and compliance to our national not-for-profit committee, we bring multiple team members to the table and partner with outside professionals, such as estate planning attorneys, insurance advisors, and bankers, to meet client needs. I wear many hats at my job, but I never tackle anything without collaborating with others.
Biz 417: How can women use a team approach in their lives?
K.C.: Determine what is most important to you and make those things your priority. Let all the other stuff go. It's fine to say no to projects professionally that aren't fulfilling. Trying to do it all is too hard to keep up with, so just make sure you're doing the things important to you. It's different for each person, so don't compare yourself to others. I ask myself: "Is this the wisest and best use of my time?" If the answer is no, it's time to get a team involved.