Since our inception, one of the most-viewed features of HS&M has been Motivideos, a compendium of inspirational, informative and funny short pieces that can kick off a meeting and get your staff ready to face their challenges with brio. As a holiday gift to readers, here are a few of the most popular, most meaningful videos we’ve featured over our history.By Cari Kraft, Jacobs Management Group

Crazy or Genius?

Inspirational (?) moments from some of your favorite movies, all blended together in one incomprehensible speech. Your staff will pick up on it and remember others.

We All Could Learn a Lesson From Her

No matter what you think about positive affirmations, you have to admit that this feels good. What do you do to start your day? (Just be careful on that vanity!)

Coaching for No’s

Getting a positive or a negative response largely depends on how we frame a situation. Since we are wired to focus more on the negative, it takes practice to accentuate the positive. This is a great one for any manager or to use at a meeting.


An interesting short to get your team focused on more effective person-to-person communication in customer situations. An inspiration, a romance, a lesson in how to improve interactions, one smile at a time. Try it out yourself!

Submissions are welcome. If you have one you like, email a link to me at

Cari Kraft leads a team of master level recruiters at Jacobs Management Group, celebrating 20+ years of executive recruiting in the healthcare (pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology) and high-tech industries, nationally. Prior to joining Jacobs Management Group, Ms. Kraft has held positions as a Senior Sales Executive, Director of Business Development and Director of Marketing. She also has deep knowledge of the technology/startup fields, having been in the industry through the rise of the Internet. Ms. Kraft is a University of Pennsylvania/Wharton alumnus holding a degree in economics and decision sciences. Cari can be reached at


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