Author Archives: familytreegirl

About familytreegirl

Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker

The Workplace-what’s your role after 8/12/17?

Is there a role for the workplace to implement and engage a little dialog with their employees after 8/12/17 in Charlottesville, Virginia? Well I sure hope they do and now is the time. Things are changing daily in the workplace … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bullying in the workplace continues. You can read articles daily that link to bullying and the damage it causes. To date there is no law on the books that will stop the madness happening in the workplaces around the country. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Types of workplace bullying and potential legal protections in the U.S.

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
Last year, counselor Rosemary K.M. Sword and noted psychologist Philip Zimbardo wrote up a nice little summary about the types of bullying that one might encounter in our society, including workplaces, for their Psychology…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Workplace bullying: HR to the rescue?

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
“Never fear, HR is here”??? (Image courtesy of clipartkid.com) Over the weekend I was talking with a good friend about the roles that human resources offices play in responding to potential workplace bullying situations.…

Advertisement

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Stress related issues-Workplace Bullying

It’s a good time to visit the Workplace Bullying Institute website. This site will keep you up to date on the impacts of bullying in the workplace. Studies continue to surface with startling statistics related to the horrors of bullying … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Let’s talk about workplace bullying

Yes, to keep bullying in the workplace, we need to speak up and out about the situations. Please take note of the “what we can do” section of the article. What else can we do? You know who is being … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How workplace bullying targets have to pay for treatment they didn’t invite or deserve

Allowing bullying in the workplace is a cost to the organization. You have to wonder why they continue to support this activity when it costs them money. I am still looking for the first state to pass a healthy workplace … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Why workplace bullying needs to stop

Great video provided by the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill. At some point the workplace needs to recognize this issue. It is serious and damaging to the employees and the culture of the organization.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Balancing Trump – Can Journalists Confront Bullies?

Originally posted on OUR BULLY PULPIT:
It was personal for me when Hillary Clinton calmly responded to the racist tone of the current presidential campaign: “Everywhere I go, people tell me how concerned they are by the divisive rhetoric coming from my…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sexism, Ageism & The Presidency

Originally posted on OUR BULLY PULPIT:
Men, too, are of course subjected to age discrimination, but they do not sit at the intersection of sexism and ageism that leaves professional older women without the glory or accolades — or, more…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment