Embracing Authentic Leadership

Embracing Authentic Leadership with Chris Allaire

Chris Allaire doesn't just preach authentic leadership; he lives it, saying we must stay authentic in leadership, especially when times get tough. In the latest episode of Show Up as a Leader, the CEO of Averity, a trailblazing technology staffing company, captures the essence of what it means to be true to oneself while steering a successful business. Host Rosie Ward delves deep into Chris's principles during tough times, unearthing strategies for fostering a positive culture and building resilience in the face of adversity. In a relatable and engaging dialogue, Chris reaffirms the importance of aligning one's actions with core principles and maintaining a strong sense of "why" through all of the business ebbs and flows.

Guest Info

Chris Allaire, Co-Founder & COO of Averity

Chris Allaire

Chris Allaire is Co-Founder and COO of Averity, one of the top tech recruitment agencies in New York. Chris is an entrepreneur, pilot, avid golfer, pretty awesome cook, crab cake connoisseur, guitar player, and a proud husband and father.

When Chris isn’t playing with his 2 daughters or traveling with his incredible wife, he is recruiting for Open Source Engineers in New York City. His love for recruiting stands just shy of his love for the Boston Red Sox. Chris has almost 20 years of recruiting and staffing experience on a National level with over 10 years in New York City, both contract and full time.

Chris has an impeccable reputation within technology recruiting in New York, NY. He started Averity from his dining room table in 2014 with a dream to pioneer a change in an industry. He knows that looking for the best opportunity and hiring the right person is more than an application and a resume. The hiring and interviewing process can be time consuming and tolling, which requires a trusted source to aid in communication, screening, preparation, scheduling, and feedback. He combines these beliefs with a work environment where people know they are valued and honored, creating one of the best places in Manhattan to work for. At Averity, he leads a true culture of service.

His recruiting specialties include: Technology recruiting, consulting, staffing, contracts, management, sales training and interview tips. Chris has a very deep Open Source including Drupal/PHP/LAMP network in New York.

Additional Resources:

Learn more about Averity
Ask Rosie about her Dare to Lead™ Training program for groups and individuals

Key Takeaways:

- Embracing authenticity in leadership roles
- The power of positivity and genuine kindness in the workplace
- Strategic planning and scalability in business
- Collaboration over competition for industry success
- Maintaining core principles during challenging times

Things to listen for:

00:00 Become a leader, maximize impact, authentic self.
05:04 Life is cyclical, cultivate relationships, stay positive.
09:51 Competitors share knowledge, collaborate for mutual success.
11:11 Embracing collaboration and staying focused in adversity.
16:27 Gratitude for tactics, clarity in purpose important.
17:43 Money should not trump the core principles.
20:36 Worked with client to clarify purpose and culture.
25:28 Formal leaders must constantly reconnect people to purpose.
29:08 Regularly checking in, seeking input, and feedback.
33:08 Embracing human messiness leads to growth.
35:25 I believe in transparency and trustworthiness.
39:04 Gratitude for the amazing people in life.
40:15 Thank you for your transparent and genuine conversation.

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