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


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


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

Reyer: There are ways to bolster a team's esprit de corps

QThe political discussion in my area is taking an anti-public-employee tone. As the leader of a team of people who supply a low-glamour but essential public service, it can be hard to maintain morale. What steps might I take to help keep us all engaged?

Updated: May 13, 2012, - 07:12 PM

Reyer: Looking out for yourself helps in times of stress

QI'm dealing with a family member's health issue and have a demanding job. I could use some practical advice on keeping myself together.

Updated: May 06, 2012, - 08:11 PM


"Five Good Minutes," by Jeffrey Brantley, M.D., and Wendy Millstine

Updated: May 04, 2012, - 03:14 PM

Learn when to 'but' out: Beware conversation killers

In response to a recent column about managing a negative employee (March 19), reader Florence Steichen commented on the use of "but" in the phrase "Start positive, but lay out your expectations."

Updated: April 01, 2012, - 05:38 PM


Updated: April 01, 2012, - 01:51 PM

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