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 his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Bob served in the US Army as a paratrooper and trained as a Ranger. Upon leaving the military, he had a 33-year distinguished career at P&G – with leadership roles on Tide, Canada, and then across Asia – ultimately becoming CEO.
Bob shares stories and lessons throughout his storied career – ranging the battlefield, the board room, state dinners and the President’s cabinet. Tune in for a great conversation about his principles for team-building and decision-making.
Tune in for a great conversation with Bob as he shares his experiences of his 33 year career at P&G in the podcast series Learnings from Leaders.
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 […]
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 […]