In the Lead is the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's latest endeavor examining the region's business community.
Working with one of the world's largest tech companies in 2005, John Feghali had hit the career jackpot.
Bill Snyder helped his father run a successful restaurant in the heart of the Squirrel Hill business district for a decade.
Over a decade ago, Transitions Optical wanted to boost its workforce commitment.
Figures for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Top 50 lists were derived from company reports, Bloomberg and Post-Gazette research.
Remember when your parents warned you that the television, which they fondly referred to as the idiot box, would take over the world?
Companies landing atop the heap in the region's growth category this year generally can boast double-digit gains across all
PNC Financial Services Group saw earnings dip 6 percent in 2012 but still generated enough money to break into the top five this time.
Entrepreneurs grabbing the reins of their own companies and futures.
-- Entrepreneurs in pursuit of innovation
-- Setting out on your own after working for someone else
A closer look at the characteristics and approaches that build leadership.
-- Best practices: Pittsburgh companies find practice makes perfect
-- The Riverhounds find their place in the region
-- City Theater exemplifies challenges of running an arts institution
Navigating change within and without the organization is a key leadership challenge.
-- Dramatic changes at the helm of some of region's most visible companies
-- When the business remains in the family, it's about numbers and common sense
-- The decision to select an insider or an outsider for the top spot isn't clear cut
Finding the next set of leaders for any company starts with opening doors.
-- For members of minority groups, Pittsburgh can be challenging
-- Dispersing leadership throughout the organization
-- The importance of mentors in shaping a leader
-- Women in Pittsburgh still have work to do
Successful leadership isn't set in stone but evolves with time and opportunities.
--- Qualities demanded of leaders shift with generational attitudes and realities
--- Training leaders has become a thriving business
--- Learning to lead is more than a matter of degrees
Perspectives on the riddle of successful business leadership.
-- Len Boselovic: Leading by example
-- Erik S. Ecklund: Leading by learning
-- Pete Weaver and Simon Mitchell: The view from the team
-- Commentary: Readers reflect on leadership