Blogs I Like: Mary Jo Asmus

Dec 9, 2011 | Better Blogging

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.