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Wising upJack Ouellette shares leadership lessons from the military and American Textile

When Jack Ouellette, chairman of American Textile, looks back to his days in the military, he sees a few leadership lessons that were true then, and even more so now that he’s seen them applied again and again in business.

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Strengthening the regionPresenting the leaders of the smartest companies in Pittsburgh for 2015

Congratulations to Pittsburgh’s Smart 50 for strengthening the region, contributing to its economic success

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Work smarterBill Tomko III lets growth come to him, as W.G. Tomko diversifies into new areas

If you’d asked Bill Tomko III his No. 1 business priority 10 years ago, he’d have said growth. Today, he wants W.G. Tomko to be as profitable and as good as it can be.

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Bill Polacek sparks change by creating opportunity at JWF Industries

If you want to predict the future, the best way to do that is to create it. In order to overcome challenges at JWF Industries, Bill Polacek gets creative and makes his employees part of the solution.

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Insights

Understanding health care exchanges for employers and individuals

Studies indicate that by 2017, 1 in 5 Americans will be purchasing benefits from some type of health insurance exchange. Don't be left in the dark. Aaron Ochs of JRG Advisors shares what you need to know about public and private exchanges.

Ignorance isn’t a defense for improperly running your retirement plan

Plan sponsors and trustees always ask “Am I paying too much for my plan?” “Are my funds outperforming the markets?” “Do you give advice to my participants?” These are great questions, but first they need to ask: “Do I know what my duties are as a retirement plan fiduciary?” Robert Yelenovsky explains what you need to know about your fiduciary duties.

How to handle disability and absence management in the ACA era

The impact the Affordable Care Act continues to evolve, sometimes in surprising ways. For example, it may prove that the ACA may well have its greatest impact in the area of workers’ compensation. Patrick D. Haughey of UPMC WorkPartners talks about integrated disability management and why it makes sense for employers.

How to improve company performance by integrating health and safety

In order to develop a true ‘culture of health,’ your company must integrate employee safety and employee health” says Dr. Michael Parkinson of UPMC Health Plan and UPMC WorkPartners. Here's how.

How to set up your cafeteria plan for pretax employee benefits

Many employers permit employees to pay for their premium share of contributions on a pretax basis through cafeteria plans. Frances Horn of JRG Advisors discusses the rules that govern these plans.