Veterans Affairs

Bob McDonald VA Portrait Unveiling

We walked over to the VA headquarters building before 4 p.m.  Once we walked in the door, Diane and I were inundated with our former colleagues and friends.  We introduced our daughter Jenny and her husband Scott Rowland.  First it was the members of Protocol, then our photographers, then our Special Agents, and then office […]

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Bob McDonald Visit Re-Cap To Ukraine For Its VA Best Practices

Monday morning I was up at 5:30 a.m. in my hotel room in the Hyatt Regency Kyiv in Ukraine.  I exercised in the hotel fitness center and cleaned up.  I met my host John Boestler, CEO of Combined Arms, at 8:30 a.m.  We were driven to the veterans hospital Lisova Polyana in the Obolonsky district […]

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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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P&G Alumni Podcast

Bob McDonald served as the 8th United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, under President Barack Obama. He is ALSO the retired chairman, president, and CEO of Procter & Gamble. He’s now Chairman of the Board for RallyPoint – the premiere community US military service members, veterans, their family and supporters. Graduating among the top of […]

Emphasizing Stewardship in Government

Government Matters recently hosted a podcast by Robert McDonald that covered principles for developing sustainable leadership in positions in the federal government.  Such as: Steps leaders can take to build more leaders Including transparency in leadership and by those in leadership The self-awareness of public sector leaders Have a belief system and be in touch […]

Leadership In Government Matters More Now Than Ever

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 […]