You can learn a lot from a good example. That’s why every week highlight one business blog that I think sets one. This week, we’ll look at Mary Jo Asmus’ blog.
I first became aware of Mary Jo when she left some powerfully lucid comments on my blog and on Steve Roesler’s All Things Workplace. Then I discovered her blog, which has become a must-read.
Mary Jo is of that rare breed, an executive coach who actually was an executive. Her success comes from that experience and understanding of the corporate world, coupled with credentialed coaching skills. She describes her blog like this:
“This blog is for leaders and those who help them to be more intentional about relationships at work.”
I like Mary Jo’s blog because she has a rare ability to illuminate the inner life of the leader without having us all join hands and sing “Kumbaya.” The result is insight you won’t find anywhere else and a unique approach to introspection.
For some people, introspection is the preferred strategy for avoiding decisions and action. For some bloggers, introspection is self-indulgent navel-gazing. But for Mary Jo, introspection is always tied to using the insights you gain to do a better job.
Here are some representative posts from the last year or so. Read them with an eye toward what you can learn from Mary Jo’s example.
Four Signs of Excessive Confidence
How to Maximize Your Work With A Coach
Letting Go of Your Need to be Right
The Value of Knowing Exactly Who You Are
Four Ways to Recharge Your Leadership Batteries
A Bird’s Eye View of High Potential
Read, enjoy, and learn.
Was that helpful? If it was you may want to check the complete list of blogs I’ve reviewed.
Wow Wally, I am truly humbled by your review. For someone whose always wondered what interests people about her blog to hear great things from someone like you, The King of Writing (don’t let it go to your head :-) ) is inspiring. Guess I’ll keep writing after all. Thanks so much.
One thing that I find about all really great blogs is that they reflect the unique perspective of the blogger. Only you have your background, experience, and perspective we’re lucky that you share it with the rest of us.