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

Liz Reyer: Keeping a key employee

Q: Another director at my company is trying to get one of my best employees to join her team. He...

Updated: February 24, 2013, - 11:10 AM

Reyer: Drill down to what's personally meaningful

Q: I’ve been getting really restless with my job and have been thinking about a career change, moving into a...

Updated: February 17, 2013, - 02:27 PM

Reyer: Procrastinator can't wait to break bad habit

Q: I’m a dyed-in-the-wool procrastinator, and it causes me some problems. While I almost always get things done on time,...

Updated: February 13, 2013, - 03:28 PM

Don't put stress all on your shoulders

Q My team faces a lot of stress every day, and I have been able to help keep them on track and feeling OK. The problem is, I am absorbing all of the stress myself, so it's affecting my ability to cope. What can I do?

Updated: February 03, 2013, - 03:29 PM

Reyer: Coping when surprises are being thrown at you

Q I like to be able to plan ahead, and that's been how I've been able to be successful at work. Lately my client has been throwing a lot of surprises my way. It really disrupts my work and I have been getting frustrated and angry. What can I do to get him to give me more lead time when he needs something?

Updated: January 27, 2013, - 06:37 PM

Reyer: Keys to averting those small mistakes that add up

Q I find I'm making a lot of small mistakes at work; I think it's because everything moves so fast and there are so many things to get done each day. Do you have suggestions for ways I can keep things together?

Updated: January 20, 2013, - 06:47 PM

Reyer: New staff member is on a very long-distance leash

Q As a manager, I am accustomed to managing experienced professionals who do not need much day-to-day guidance on performing their tasks. I now have a new entry-level position on my team. The person we've hired is intelligent and motivated but needs a different level of engagement from me to be successful. To add to the complexity, he works in an office six time zones from mine. What is the best way for me to approach this?

Updated: January 06, 2013, - 06:50 PM

Make new year a time for reflecting, not resolving

As we move into a new year, it's customary for many to make resolutions. Bad habits we'll break, good behaviors we'll adopt. It's all well-intended but seldom leads to lasting positive change. Instead, at its worst, it can reinforce a belief that change is too difficult and even yield a sense of failure. Not quite the way to start the year!

Updated: December 30, 2012, - 02:00 PM

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