How bright-eyed and active are you at your morning meeting? It always helps to have some insights from people who have lived long, studied human habits, or just acquired wisdom in their own unique way. Here again are our kickoff videos that could help the motivation of your staff.By Cari Kraft, Jacobs Management Group

Discipline isn’t simple, but there are some ways to improve it

Listen to this short 10 minute video in preparation to gain some quick strategies to use when coaching your team members. We all want to improve our efficiency, effectiveness and timing. Here are ten hints about how to achieve that.

Tom Hanks tells you how to be more interesting!

Our effectiveness at just about everything is based on our ability to influence. Use this quick video to help your team be more interesting with their communications. Tom Hanks seems to always do that! Here’s how.

Conflict resolution: meaningful conversation

This 10 minute video can give you some out of the box ideas to help enliven your next meeting. We all have differences. How do we talk to each other despite those? Priya Parker does this for a living. Listen to how she advises others.

Getting to Yes!

In most of what we do, we are trying to find common ground with others, and get them to a point where we’re in agreement. Here are six short cuts to persuading others of your point of view – in other words, selling!

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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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