The Aerospace Executive Podcast

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Where Did They Come From?

May 9, 2019

Are you looking over your shoulder?  Maybe you should be.

Tiger Woods and Texas Tech basketball are recent proof that the competition is better than you think and should never be discounted. What are the threats to your business or career that you’re not seeing or taking seriously?

Matt Johnson and I discuss what you should be doing to stay on top.



Takeaways + Tactics

  • Even when you’re at the top, keep looking over your shoulder. It only takes one misstep.

  • Have contrarians on your team who will question ideas and norms.

  • Be the leader who allows respectful criticism. Create an environment where anyone who sees something wrong feels comfortable to speak up.

  • Pay attention to the competition... no matter how insignificant it may seem.

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.