Human Resource Consultant Reveals the Unwritten Rules of Success

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Leah Joppy, founder and principal behind Leah M. Joppy & Associates, advises young and stagnant professionals to consider how the 5A's of Success can help them get ahead.

Better motivated employees lead to low turnover rates, increased production, increased morale and improve the execution of the organization's mission and increase in profitability

Employees who want a promotion, people anxious to keep their jobs during difficult economic times or young professionals working their way from the bottom up should pay attention to the unwritten rules of success. So says Leah Joppy, leadership consultant, business development expert and force behind Leah M. Joppy & Associates, a Maryland-based consultant firm offering services both to employers and employees.

Joppy has coined the unwritten rules 'The 5A's of Success.' These critical success factors reflect qualities every employer looks for in a strong employee but are not usually found in the employee handbook.

"Often professionals both young and old -- even highly motivated workers with impeccable academic credentials and distinguished backgrounds -- find it hard to move up the career ladder," Joppy said. "No matter the situation, savvy employees benefit by modeling the 5A's."

The 5A's of success is a real world look at the skills and characteristics employers seek: Maintaining a positive Attitude; projecting a professional Appearance; Building a mutually-supportive network of Associates, staying current with knowledge, skills and Abilities and developing a concrete and continuous learning Action plan.

Joppy's unwritten rules can even help when the issue is job retention; the 5A's can help employees who fear losing their jobs to corporate cutbacks. "Employees who master the 5A's of Success will decrease their chances of being on the chopping block when it's time for companies to downsize," said Joppy.

Both employee and employer benefit from the 5 A's:

"The 5A's can benefit new professionals and job seekers with skills that make them invaluable to any organization and can keep them on the 'keepers list'," said Joppy. Employees who internalize the 5A's typically show motivation, solid decision-making skills, and take ownership of their performance, all of which helps companies reach corporate goals.

"Better motivated employees lead to low turnover rates, increased production, increased morale and improve the execution of the organization's mission and increase in profitability," said Joppy.

About Leah M Joppy & Associates
Leah M Joppy & Associates is a woman-owned business located in Derwood, MD. Their primary focus is providing direction to management and employees on how to solve workplace problems, resolve conflict, make effective decisions, communicate effectively and build strong work teams. Over the course of 15 successful years, Leah M. Joppy & Associates has facilitated thousands of leadership development training courses for managers and employees in numerous subject areas throughout the country. The LMJA Team consist of experienced facilitators with an average of 20- 30 years experience in all levels of government, private, technical, healthcare and hospitality industries, as well as academia and non-profit organizations. LMJA has successfully assisted clients to develop high impact leadership programs that integrate individual personal and professional skills with organizational goals, mission and vision.

Supercharge your career or your business. Explore other course offerings from LMJA. Visit http://www.lmjassociates.com. Joppy is available for interviews and commentary.

For more information contact
Leah Joppy
Leah M Joppy & Associates, President
http://www.lmjassociates.com
Phone: 301-670-0051
Fax: 301-840-0136

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