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Do You Have Burnout?

Burnout - Maurice Kerrigan Africa

People often say they have burnout but it can be confusing as there are many symptoms associated with this condition. Typically, you experience a total lack of energy or drive. People with burnout are too tired to get up, too drained to take care of personal matters, and they feel too exhausted to even care […]

Leaders – You’re Only as Good as the Team Behind You

Leadership Team - Maurice Kerrigan Africa

There are a lot of qualities that make a great leader or manager, from their ability to inspire and motivate others to their values, their communication skills and their ability to see the bigger picture. A lot of time, coaching and money is spent not only on acquiring great managers and leaders, but also on […]

Elections 2019 – Why SA Politicians and Leaders are Missing their Mark

South African Elections 2019 - Maurice Kerrigan Africa

On the 8th of May, the Rainbow Nation went to the polls for the 6th democratic national elections in a year plagued by a poorly performing economy, government scandals and load shedding. There seemed to be an air of general dissatisfaction over the elections this year, and I personally noticed a rise in apathy and […]

Knowledge is Power – But it’s How You Put it to Work that Really Matters

Knowledge is Power Maurice Kerrigan Africa

We’ve all heard it before: “Knowledge is power”. It’s the driving force behind all levels of education, from learning our ABCs as toddlers to the emphasis on continued learning and upskilling in the workplace. Learning is a natural part of who we are, and never accepting the limitations of our knowledge is the single most […]

Want Those New Year’s Resolutions to Stick?

Want Those New Year’s Resolutions to Stick MK Africa

The Key is in Knowing Yourself It’s the New Year and there’s simply no escaping the message that now’s the time to turn over that new leaf, take on the world and write our name in the stars. “New year, new you” bombards us from every billboard, email and social media platform, from retailers selling […]

5 Questions to Ask Before Deciding on a Training Company

Deciding which training company to use isn’t as easy as it sounds – after all, you have budgetary requirements and you need to make sure that the money is well-spent. Here are some questions to ask to ensure that you find a high-quality training partner who can deliver. How can your training programmes meet my goals? You’re going […]

Spring Clean Your Career – Update Your Skills to Stay Ahead

Spring is a season of renewal and energy, a season where we dust out our homes and welcome new life and new challenges. Whether you’re hitting the gym or CrossFit yard to tone up for the summer, finally creating that healthy eating plan you’ve been thinking about since you first broke your New Year’s resolution, […]

Instructor-Led Training vs. E-learning – Who Gets the Best Results?

Public Speaking Training Maurice Kerrigan

For South African businesses, skills development is a strategic priority, as investing in training programmes allows businesses to access the skills in high demand by their industry, recruit from within, retain top talent and support their employee’s career goals. It’s also vital for those businesses seeking to adhere to the standards set by the revised […]

Can Fitness Culture Help Us Become Better Leaders?

Fitness Culture Leaders Maurice Kerrigan Africa

The health and fitness industry in South Africa is thriving, there’s no question about it. According to The Economist, we have the highest fitness club revenue in the world, generating a massive R12.5 billion a year. From large gym chains to competitive CrossFit clubs, South Africans are pushing their bodies to the limit – and […]

The Cape’s Worst Drought – A Lack of Water.. and Authentic Leadership

Cape Town Worst Drought 2018

It’s almost impossible to glance at a newspaper, news website or a social media feed without seeing something about the drought in Cape Town. Often noted as “the worst drought in 100 years”, there are dozens of opinion pieces, articles and groups focussing on everything from water-saving initiatives to the date the taps will run […]

New Year’s Resolutions to Make your Training Career Shine

New Years Resolutions 2018

It’s 2018 and that means it’s time for us all to make New Year’s resolutions that – hopefully – we’ll stick to! Whether you’re aiming to reach the peak of achievable human fitness at your Crossfit box, challenging yourself to take on that new industry tech, or determined to teach your dog to fetch you […]

Facts tell – Emotions sell

Microphone Public Speaking Selling Maurice Kerrigan Africa

2300 years ago, Aristotle wrote down the secret to being a persuasive speaker, the secret which forms the basis for nearly every public speaking book written since then. Do you know the secret? It is simply ‘ethos’ which is your credibility; ‘pathos’ which is your emotional connection to your audience; and ‘logos’ which is your […]

Customer Diversity – One size does not fit all

Customer Diversity_MK Africa

Whether you are working in a customer-service call centre serving a global audience, or staffing the customer service desk in a local retail store, you will most certainly be working with a broad range of customers. You will encounter different languages, cultural backgrounds, age groups, genders, and communication styles. Almost everyone you interact with will […]