Liz Reyer

Columnist | Coach's Corner
Phone: 651-398-4765
Liz Reyer's Corner column, which advises executives, managers and workers on making positive changes, appears Mondays in the Star Tribune's Business Insider section.

Recent content from Liz Reyer

Reyer: Make plan to help workers build professionalism

Q I'd like to help some of the newer employees in my company develop their general professionalism. They have good technical skills, but could use some polish. What would you suggest?

Updated: November 18, 2012, - 07:00 PM

Reyer: Getting temper under control will bring benefits

Q I've realized that I lose my temper at work once in a while, and people seem to be nervous around me. I don't want to have that effect on people; what can I do?

Updated: November 25, 2012, - 05:46 PM

Resources

www.mindtools.com/pages/article/professionalism.htm

Updated: November 18, 2012, - 03:37 PM

Reyer: Boss' laxity on job puts subordinate in touchy spot

Q I'm in an awkward position. My boss is really slacking off -- he disappears during the workday and doesn't do what he is supposed to do. His boss has asked for my opinion, and I'm really nervous to tell him what I think. How should I handle this?

Updated: November 11, 2012, - 09:25 PM

Reyer: What's behind new worker's lack of engagement?

Q We've recently added a new analyst to our staff. She just graduated from college, has some of the right skills, but is somewhat lackadaisical in her approach to her work. What can we do to increase her engagement?

Updated: November 04, 2012, - 11:00 PM

Resources

www.wpeb.org/3-key-strategies-to-employee-motivation.html#more-75

Updated: November 04, 2012, - 03:20 PM

Reyer: Dig deep to find a way to meet greater expectations

Q I feel like I'm running on empty, with increasing expectations and not enough support. It's getting hard to stay positive and motivate my team. What can I do?

Updated: October 28, 2012, - 05:52 PM

Resources for meeting greater expectations

•Sherrie Bourg Carter, "Refueling your engine: Strategies to reduce stress and avoid burnout," www.startribune.com/a1845

Updated: October 28, 2012, - 03:56 PM

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