Leadership

Corporate

DC P&G AlumniFor 33 years Bob served in various capacities at Procter & Gamble (P&G) with the last four as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2013.

Procter & Gamble is a multi-national corporation that provides name brand consumer products for personal care and health care.  Learn more about Bob’s positive impact on the growth of P&G and how his leadership helped to add almost one billion people to its customer base.

Civil Service

In 2014 President Barack Obama nominated Bob to the position of United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  The selection of Bob to lead the VA was due in large part to his very successful corporate career in leading Procter & Gamble.

As one of the largest departments in the U.S. government, the department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is tasked with providing comprehensive healthcare to veterans from all branches of the United States Military.  Learn more about Bob’s experiences and results achieved while at the helm of the VA.

Board Member

Bob serves on several corporate and non-profit boards where he is able to bring a depth of knowledge from his past experiences at P&G and the VA that help to create a strong vision for the future.  Learn more about Bob’s board member activities and special projects.

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Recent Posts

The Importance of Leadership Training in the Veteran-Serving Community

There is no skill more important than leadership, and honing it is critical when it comes to supporting our veterans as they transition back into civilian life. I’ve always considered leadership training programs essential: As the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and, before that, the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble, I […]

Leadership is a Relationship Highlights VA Transformation

So far, we’ve seen that little interventions and intentional language can build trust in the high-stress world of management consulting, the life-and-death world of the military, and the constantly changing world of technology.  They also work at the highest level of government. In June 2014, Bob McDonald had been retired from Procter & Gamble for […]

Teaching at Harvard Business School

It was my honor to teach again at Harvard Business School on November 29.  I  joined my friend Professor Ryan Buell in class 27 (of 28) of his Managing Service Operations Course.  In 2016 Ryan and his colleagues Robert Huckman and Sam Travers studied the transformation we led at the Department of Veterans Affairs and […]