By Cari Kraft, Jacobs Management Group

You arrive at work refreshed and ready. Or not. You start your day dedicated to the tasks before you. Or not. Every day is different. But we can give the morning a boost with the right messages from these wonderful experts and artists. See what video resonates most with the inspiration you want to give your staff.

How to Have a Good Conversation

When you net it all out, a large part of our success is based on our ability to impact others which happens in conversation. This TED talk from Celeste Headlee gives short fun insight into how to have a good conversation. Great to share with sales and marketing team or anyone else for whom influence is a big part of the job. You can start at 4 minutes in and still get the whole gist.

You Have Charisma!

Professor Morela Hernandez from the University of Virginia dissects the 3 simple components of inspiration. This is a great short review for you to show to your team in a morning meeting.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

We’ve all read the book or taken the class. But for those of us who haven’t here are some highlights in a short video. Show this to your team as a quick refresher of Carnegie’s classic ideas.

Saving Henley’s Heart & Lungs

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Cari Kraft

Cari Kraft leads a team of master level recruiters at Jacobs Management Group, celebrating 30+ 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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