As COVID-19 spreads around the globe and throughout the United States, effective government leadership matters more than ever. You can read more about this critical need in a new article, published today, in the Harvard Business Review: A Nonpartisan Model for Developing Public Service Leaders, by myself, Doug Conant, and Andrew Marshall. The article introduces a […]
I recently had the pleasure of conducting interviews (via Zoom) for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation which identifies young people at an important inflection point in their development—when they are college juniors—and recognizes and rewards their commitments to devote themselves to public service. Selection Criterion and Process The selection criteria for the Truman Scholarship […]
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 […]
Learn more about Bob McDonald’s involvement with the Partnership for Public Service is this brand new featured video.