Allan Silva on Coaching Leaders in Start-Ups: How to Master the Inner Game of Influence

Allan Silva

Allan Silva is the Founder and CEO of Truedragon, a team coaching company that creates business growth by helping global business executives and senior product and engineering leaders build and align winning teams. Allan is also the Founding Partner of Riverene, a leadership and organizational development consultancy. His recent clients include Lucasfilm, ILM, Sonos, Atlassian, GRAIL, Airbnb, Salesforce, and Twitter.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Allan Silva, the Founder and CEO of Truedragon, explains the meaning behind the company’s name
  • Where does self-worth come from?
  • Differentiating between your worth as a person and your value as a professional
  • How Allan helps leaders build influence and credibility
  • Dealing with imposter syndrome
  • The importance of moving with confidence

In this episode…

Leadership is all about balance. While you want to ensure that your team is doing their job and getting results, you also want to empower your people and create a growth-focused culture. Allan Silva, the Founder and CEO of Truedragon, believes that the key to building influence as a leader is to “move with confidence”—meaning that even if you are unsure about what lies ahead, you can still guide your team forward.

In his conversation with Dov, Allan shares his experience coaching highly successful leaders. He also talks about how to distinguish between your values as a person and your role in your company. Additionally, you’ll hear about imposter syndrome and how to overcome it.

Join Allan Silva, the Founder and CEO of Truedragon, and Dov Pollack in this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast as they discuss the different elements of leadership. Allan also talks about where self-worth comes from, provides his insights into how leaders can build influence, and discusses the balance of flexibility and confidence.

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This episode is brought to you by Next Wave Leadership.

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