Alan shares advice on creating an exciting company culture, providing examples from his own company, Quarry Integrated Communications, which is HQ'd in St. Jacob's, Ontario, with offices in Raleigh-Durham and San Jose. When hiring the sharpest tools in the shed, egos can create a lot of head butting in the board room, so Alan shares insight into how a leader can keep control of those bright minds, turning those egos into “We-gos”.
In this special episode of AQ’s Blog & Grill, broadcasting personality Angela Onoura turns the tables and interviews host Alan Quarry. Angela picks Alan’s brain on the topic of leadership: hiring people smarter than you, giving them the freedom to do what they’re best at, and how bureaucracy can negatively impact a business by squashing creativity.
About Our Guest
Along with being the host of AQ’s Blog & Grill, Alan Quarry is the chairman of Quarry Integrated Communications. He is an entrepreneur, a mentor, and a startup coach at Communitech and the Accelerator Centre in Kitchener-Waterloo. Alan is a professor in marketing at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, and is also vice chairman of the board BPA Worldwide in NYC.