This case is an undisguised description of the life and career of an icon of the aerospace industry and former CEO of Honeywell Aerospace. He discusses his career, leadership style, lifestyle, and his views on several topics. Johnson also examines his postretirement challenges, finding himself at an unfamiliar personal crossroads.
This case has been used in both Executive Education and MBA course offerings in career management and leadership. Included in the teaching note are links to supplemental streaming videos recorded from an interview session with Bob Johnson. These videos have been used to effectively enrich the discussion of the issues in the case.