I often am asked what is the most difficult role of the leader? While there are many difficult roles, my experience and that of those with whom I’ve talked would say the most difficult and time-consuming task is getting the right leadership team in place. Adaptation Is a Must Organizations like human beings need to […]
There are several steps I have learned to follow when coming into an organization to lead a turnaround. Normally, the organization is in crisis because it is not meeting its goals, and it has lost sight of its consumer or customer. Human psychology is that when an organization gets into crisis, its people turn inward. […]
Throughout my careers as an officer in the U. S. Army, CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company, and Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs; I learned that the most important trait of a leader is their character. Honesty Is Incredibly Important As a young Second Lieutenant, Airborne, Ranger, Infantry Officer leading First Platoon, […]
Bob McDonald has been selected by presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden to his transition team advisory board. The transition team also consists of four co-chairs and other advisory board members with various backgrounds that include: senior campaign aides, a former primary rival, other potential running mates, an economic advisor, and those with […]
In the year after I left as secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in late 2016, the nation lost an average of 17 veterans to suicide each day. Despite the tireless work of community, health care and veteran partners and the bipartisan commitment of policymakers, this number has remained stubbornly consistent. According […]
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