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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

Ted talk-Let’s teach for mastery, not test scores-Sal Khan

As I listened to this Ted talk by Sal Khan I was wondering if  the same logic could be used in the workplace? Even though we are not testing our employees, but we are measuring performance. We do train employees as … Continue reading

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New study shows that prolonged exposure to workplace bullying can lead to suicide – and it can happen to anyone

Another opportunity for organizations to view the cost of bullying. MA really wants to pass a bill. This article brings out excellence points. I ask now, why is there not a law to prevent this action. My study agrees with … Continue reading

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How businesses lose when they keep a bully on payroll

Yes they lose, good insight and thanks MA for bring this article forward. HR’s should be presenting this evidence to the organizations. Maybe the organizations getting hit in the budget will help them realize they are losing work production by … Continue reading

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9 reasons a bully bullies

Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill takes a look at the 9 reasons bullies bully. Interesting and very valid. How do we stop the bullying in the workplace? Schoolyard to the board room. What are you thoughts, do these 9 reasons match … Continue reading

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What the road to recovery from workplace bullying looks like

Hmmm…is there a recovery after being bullied at the workplace. This article raises some good points. What are your thoughts? Everyone is different an selects different ways of managing and overcoming the “collateral damage”. When is our government going to … Continue reading

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Resources-Workplace Bullying

Great website to view for resources and up to date information. You will find out what states are working on a Healthy Workplace Bill. Lot’s of studies to aid in your research. How do you feel about about bullying in … Continue reading

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Bullying in the Workplace-Hello, its real.

As I focus on my next workshop on bullying in the workplace I hear of the recent news in Kansas. A mass shooting being contributed to workplace bullying. Here is the link to the Washington Post article. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/mass-shootings-in-america/ It is a tragedy … Continue reading

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MASSACHUSETTS HEALTHY WORKPLACE BILL

MA is working hard. I have watched the tweets coming and going. Let’s wish them some luck and hope the law passes. It is time, one state at a time. I wish one of the candidates would know of the … Continue reading

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Bullying in the Workplace-Why?

How is your workplace? Is there a bullying among your coworkers? Is it your supervisor? Bullying is a problem, serious problem. The workplace is not paying attention to what is going on. Maybe the focus is too much on products … Continue reading

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Witnesses-what do you do?

I recently presented on the witness’s perspective of bullying in the workplace at a conference at Shippensburg University, PA. The National Workplace Bullying Coalition hosted the event called “#Dignity15, Restoring and Protecting Dignity at Work: Addressing Discrimination, Harassment, and Bullying in … Continue reading

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