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How robust is your talent pipeline? Leaders are getting frustrated because the business is growing and they are facing important challenges in building their capacity. In a recent Manpower poll, 66% of CEOs say the lack of the right skills is their biggest challenge, furthermore, 52% of jobs are going unfilled due to lack of…

The Art and Science of Happiness

CAN HAPPINESS BE TAUGHT? Gillian Leithman, BA, MSc Do you ever contemplate what makes for a happy life?  Social scientists, Philosophers, and Psychologists have pondered this question since the time of Plato. But more recently there has been a renewed interest in the topic, which was initiated by a young prof at Harvard University named,…

Open Space Technology: An Executive Summary

Each month, we, the senior partners of The Pillars  (www.thepillars.ca)  host an executive brief where we invite leaders from the business community in Montreal to join us as we share our knowledge and expertise on subjects in the field of organization development . In June 2012 the subject that we will be exploring is managing across the generations…