The resignation of Martha N. Johnson, the General Services Administration chief who stepped down amid a withering report about excessive spending by her agency on a training conference, should bring a sigh of relief to employees everywhere. Maybe the embarrassment of hiring a mind reader and spending $31,000 on a networking reception will save a few more of us from the silly leadership development exercises and inane training games that make up that often miserable fact of office life: the team-building conference.
The head of Obama's General Services Administration resigned today over allegations of excessive spending at a Las Vegas training conference for federal workers that featured a mindreader, a clown, and a comedian. The Washington Pos... Read Post
Revelations of lavish and inappropriate spending at a 2010 federal training conference in Las Vegas have engulfed the Obama administration's General Services Administration this week, forcing several senior GSA officials to step dow... Read Post
Martha Johnson, who was forced to resign abruptly as head of the General Services Administration in 2011 amid revelations of a scandal on her watch over excesses at a Las Vegas training conference, has penned a book about leadership... Read Post