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What Is Your Life’s Purpose?

On this Independence Day, July 4, 2019, let’s recommit ourselves to serving others, to a higher purpose, which is what has made our country great.  At President Kennedy’s Inaugural Address on January 20, 1961, he said these famous words, “And so, my fellow Americans:  ask not what your country can do for you — ask […]

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Bush Institute Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program

Last week participants gathered for an opening session at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, where they heard from President George W. Bush, General Peter Pace, former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald, and former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, among others. Participants were selected after a rigorous application and review […]

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5th Annual Service Academies Global Summit

Last week I flew to Washington, D. C. and drove to the Westin Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland, to attend the 5th annual Service Academies Global Summit.  I was going to represent RallyPoint and also to speak.  The conference began with a reception.  Attending the Summit were graduates and current students of all of the nation’s […]

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Bob McDonald at Bunker Labs National Meetup (VLOG)

A special thank you goes out to RegularVeteran.com | twitter.com/RegularVeteran | instagram.com/RegularVeteran | Facebook.com/RegularVeteran for doing such a great job hosting this video blog!  

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2019 Distinguished Graduate Awards Ceremony at West Point

This week we went to my alma mater West Point to participate in the annual Alumni Review and the 2019 Distinguished Graduate Award ceremony.  Receiving West Point’s Distinguished Graduate Award in 2017 was the greatest honor of my life. I have tried to live a life of service, guided by the ideals of West Point […]

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VA Leading Change On Opioid Use For Pain Management

I was so proud of my colleagues at the VA.  They shared their data which demonstrated a continual decline in the usage of opioids and an increase in alternative treatments for pain management that include acupuncture, yoga, tai chi, and whole health coaching.  Dr. Robert Sproul, Pharmacy Pain Program Manager and a leading voice nationally, […]

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Ulysses S. Grant Statue Dedication at West Point

Thursday morning Diane and I were up before 6 a.m.  I was suffering a cold, so I slept in rather than exercised.  Plus, I wanted to get ready for the day’s events.  We went down to the Washington Room of the Thayer Hotel, where we met Claudia Phillips, who is Director of Events for the […]

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What Makes For A Seamless Leadership Transition?

Seamless leadership transitions are necessary for organizations to sustain themselves and thrive.  Only 61 companies on the Fortune 500 list when it started in 1955 were still on the list in 2015.  Certainly one factor that led to the demise of those companies who fell off the list was poor succession planning and bad leadership […]

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2019 MCLC Recap From Bob McDonald

The McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character began in 2012 with the vision of being the premier transformative, short-duration leadership experience for young, emerging global leaders who unite together with preeminent world leaders in an enduring partnership. The conference has been hosted each year by the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership. Since its inception, […]

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2019 McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character

The mission of the McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character (MCLC) is to bring together a diverse group of the top undergraduate student leaders from across the globe with world class senior leaders who act as mentors in a team-based, experiential event that bolsters leadership skills, fosters critical thinking and collaboration, and develops potential strategies […]

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What Is Your Life’s Purpose?

On this Independence Day, July 4, 2019, let’s recommit ourselves to serving others, to a higher purpose, which is what has made our country great.  At President Kennedy’s Inaugural Address on January 20, 1961, he said these famous words, “And so, my fellow Americans:  ask not what your country can do for you — ask […]

Bush Institute Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program

Last week participants gathered for an opening session at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, where they heard from President George W. Bush, General Peter Pace, former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald, and former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, among others. Participants were selected after a rigorous application and review […]

5th Annual Service Academies Global Summit

Last week I flew to Washington, D. C. and drove to the Westin Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland, to attend the 5th annual Service Academies Global Summit.  I was going to represent RallyPoint and also to speak.  The conference began with a reception.  Attending the Summit were graduates and current students of all of the nation’s […]