Columnist | Coach's Corner

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.

Reyer: Networking tips for those who really don't like networking

Redefine it as "connecting," enhancing existing relationships and forming new ones.

Reyer: Selling a wide range of execs on your strategic idea

You will also be able to demonstrate your familiarity with their needs. There's nothing as reassuring as knowing your interests are accounted for.

Reyer: Getting your far-flung team to adjust to work amid the virus

As an aware leader, you are laying the foundation for your team to experience compassion and then be able to share it.

Reyer: How to make the most of education and move into workforce

As a foundation, focus on relationships.

Reyer: Shifting to crisis mode with a co-worker who's a perfectionist

Be very clear on your goal, defining it precisely so that "nice to haves" can be set aside.

Reyer: Boss who doesn't always respond may be looking for you to take charge

As you move up in an organization, you need to become more self-reliant.

Reyer: How to coach a manager who is struggling to manage

It might not be easy to break through, but once you can get him to reflect on his management style, growth can occur.

Reyer: How to fix a broken team when you are not in charge

Success will depend on your colleagues' ability — and willingness — to step up.

Reyer: Returning to work after layoff? Make a plan to adjust

In the time before you start, get warmed up by starting your day at the same time you will need to once you are in your job.

Reyer: How to lead top-notch meetings at work

Preparation will equip you to succeed and ease your nerves.