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

Making the most of less space at work

QMy company moved and downgraded its workspaces from offices to small cubes for everyone in my grade level. I'm not thrilled, especially with the loss of privacy; what can I do to make the best of it?

Updated: June 24, 2012, - 02:29 PM

Reyer: Yes, you can reduce irrelevant e-mails

QI think I have a case of e-mail rage. Between the messages' irrelevance, sloppiness and volume, I can hardly see the value of the useful ones. Help!

Updated: June 17, 2012, - 07:44 PM

Reyer: Is employer really trying to toss him under the bus?

QMy boss has been making me look bad in front of his boss. He'll tell me to work on certain high-priority projects, and then when his boss asks him the status of a lower-priority project, asks me if I've done it yet. How can I handle this without rocking the boat too much?

Updated: June 10, 2012, - 07:45 PM

Reyer: How to prepare for negative feedback

QI have a disappointed client, and have to call her to get more detailed feedback. I'm anxious about this, and would like some guidance on how to make this easier.

Updated: June 03, 2012, - 06:28 PM

Resources

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/03/18/ST2008031801189.html?sid=ST2008031801189

Updated: June 03, 2012, - 03:44 PM

Reyer: When it's time to test waters again in one's career

QI've spent the last few years working in jobs outside my field because of the recession. Now that the job market is picking up, I'm trying to find the right way to explain the retail, volunteer work, etc., that I've done to send a good message. What do you suggest?

Updated: May 27, 2012, - 07:17 PM

She needs a true break from the office to recharge

QI work in a busy, high-pressure office, and most of my colleagues are online even on days off or vacations. I feel like I need a complete break when I'm off; how can I do that without looking like a slacker?

Updated: May 20, 2012, - 07:24 PM

Resources

articles.cnn.com/2008-07-07/living/working.vacation_1_vacation-time-workers-winter-holidays?_s=PM:LIVING

Updated: May 20, 2012, - 03:40 PM

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