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Bob McDonald Nominated for WPAOG Chair of the Board

The 2021 West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) Nominating Committee recently met, with the primary task to select and recommend to the Membership, nominees for open governance positions. The Committee had a difficult task because many highly qualified graduates had submitted nomination packets. Nomination Process In accordance with the organization’s Bylaws, the Nominating Committee was […]

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Different Leadership Styles in Business and Beyond

Recently, I had the opportunity to be a part of the “march back” to West Point with the class of 2025.  It was interesting to see the different dynamics between this new class and my class of 1975.  Information, stories, and sage advice were shared with these future leaders about different experiences they will face […]

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What is The Center of Your World Map?

As a leader it is always our responsibility to escape our own ethnocentricity, work to understand other people’s culture, and empathize with their context to improve their lives.  As the Chairman, President & CEO of The Procter & Gamble (P&G) Company I would go into the homes of consumers all over the world, watch them […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of Our All-Volunteer Military and the Immigrants Who Strengthen It

When Captain Florence “Flo” Groberg was awarded the Medal of Honor in November 2015 for his heroic actions in Afghanistan, I was privileged to attend the White House ceremony as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. An Airborne Ranger qualified infantry officer, Flo tackled a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, causing a second suicide bomber to detonate his […]

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A Message from the 8th Secretary of Veterans Affairs About Memorial Day

On the last Monday of May, we pay tribute and acknowledge the sacrifices of courageous men and women who placed the interests of others above their own. In service to our Nation at Guadalcanal and Bastogne, the Chosin Reservoir and Pusan, at Khe Sanh, on the DMZ, in Fallujah and Kabul, and at hundreds of […]

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Delivering Consistent, Outstanding Results

During my 33-years working for The Procter & Gamble Company, it often seemed that business people wanted to be associated with the strategy of the Company but not its execution.  Being involved in strategy seemed more fitting for leaders, and graduates of the world’s best MBA programs.  I once joked with Larry Bossidy, the co-author […]

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Bob McDonald Selected To Biden Transition Team

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 […]

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RallyPoint’s Mission to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members and Veterans

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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Ready To Serve

Learn more about Bob McDonald’s involvement with the Partnership for Public Service is this brand new featured video.

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Bush Institute Announces Endowed Fellows To Advance Mission And Broaden Enterprise

The George W. Bush Institute is proud to announce the appointment of four Endowed Fellows to help further the mission to develop leaders, advance policy, and take action to solve today’s most pressing challenges. They include: Sammons Enterprises Fellow John Bailey; Kelly and David Pfeil Fellow Nicole Bibbins Sedaca; David Rubenstein Fellow Keith Hennessey; and […]

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Bob McDonald Nominated for WPAOG Chair of the Board

The 2021 West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) Nominating Committee recently met, with the primary task to select and recommend to the Membership, nominees for open governance positions. The Committee had a difficult task because many highly qualified graduates had submitted nomination packets. Nomination Process In accordance with the organization’s Bylaws, the Nominating Committee was […]

Different Leadership Styles in Business and Beyond

Recently, I had the opportunity to be a part of the “march back” to West Point with the class of 2025.  It was interesting to see the different dynamics between this new class and my class of 1975.  Information, stories, and sage advice were shared with these future leaders about different experiences they will face […]

What is The Center of Your World Map?

As a leader it is always our responsibility to escape our own ethnocentricity, work to understand other people’s culture, and empathize with their context to improve their lives.  As the Chairman, President & CEO of The Procter & Gamble (P&G) Company I would go into the homes of consumers all over the world, watch them […]