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3 Ways Guaranteed To Get You The Big Promotion w/Robert Houghton

April 28, 2022

Everyone wants to land that big promotion, but when it comes down to snagging the role, many of us find ourselves stuck.

So, how can we get unstuck?

What would it take for us to impress the leadership in our organizations so much so that we’re the natural choice, when it comes to promotions?

In this episode, Robert Houghton and I unpack the 3 ways to get unstuck, so you can finally land that million dollar career.


"Tearing ideas down for the sake of it is worthless. Always come armed with a solution." -Craig Picken


Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 


  • How to be a solutions-based devil’s advocate
    Where do we draw a line between pointing out potential flaws and just being a pain in the neck?
  • Why we need to communicate both down and up the line
    It’s one thing to communicate with those we’re tasked with managing, but how can we get better at speaking with those in leadership positions?
  • The importance of tracking our personal achievements
    If we’re not advocating for ourselves, who is going to advocate for you?


Learn More About Your Host:

Co-founder and Managing Partner for Northstar Group, Craig is focused on recruiting senior level leadership, sales and operations executives for some of the most prominent companies in the aviation and aerospace industry. Clients include well known aircraft OEM’s, aircraft operators, leasing / financial organizations, and Maintenance / Repair / Overhaul (MRO) providers.

Since 2009 Craig has personally concluded more than 150 executive searches in a variety of disciplines. As the only executive recruiter who has flown airplanes, sold airplanes AND run a business, Craig is uniquely positioned to build deep, lasting relationships with both executives and the boards and stakeholders they serve. This allows him to use a detailed, disciplined process that does more than pair the ideal candidate with the perfect opportunity, and hit the business goals of the companies he serves.


Guest Bio-

Robert Houghton is an executive recruiter and the President of MR Fairfax, the #1 recruiter in the Mid-Atlantic region specializing in insurance and financial services. As a well-established former CEO of several successful business enterprises, Robert has a unique understanding of executive recruiting in the commercial insurance sector with specialties in employee benefits, property & casualty insurance and risk management. Robert is the host of the Talent + Trust podcast.

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