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: 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


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,"

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

Reyer: Getting your team straight with corporate strategy

Q My company has announced a new strategic direction. The approach seems to make sense, but I'm having trouble figuring out how it applies to my team. What should I do to ensure that our work is aligned with the company's overall direction?

Updated: October 21, 2012, - 09:09 PM

Don't let the past or future hijack the present

Q I can't seem to let go of things. When something doesn't go perfectly, I dwell on it, and it has made it hard for me to make decisions. I'm afraid I'll do the wrong thing. What can I do to break this pattern?

Updated: October 14, 2012, - 04:09 PM


"The Power of Now," a book by Ekhart Tolle

Updated: October 14, 2012, - 04:05 PM

Choking under high pressure

Q I have this problem that I can't seem to come through in high-pressure situations. I'm good at my job and know what to do, but then sometimes just don't follow through. What might be going on, and what can I do about it?

Updated: October 07, 2012, - 03:35 PM

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