Coach and mentor Anne Jirsch has noticed a change in her business clients. Over the last ten years they’ve become increasingly spiritual. But, she asks, is this necessarily a good thing?
I’ve worked in the spiritual field for over 35 years, and seen an increasing number of business people coming for a consultation. I am also told such things are often the topic at dinner parties. It is not just the odd person popping in for a lunchtime tarot reading or astrological chart. Spirituality in business
is now a huge subject. There is a whole new way of thinking and conducting business.
In his book, ‘Screw Business as Usual,’ Richard Branson talks about his new vision for the future. He said, ‘In the past business has been all about profit.
Now the shift is away from capitalism and towards caring for people, communities and the planet.’
He is not alone. Bosses are now looking at work ethics, eco issues and being downright good chaps. The ruthlessness of times gone by is replaced with a kindly attitude.
They need to at least be seen to be doing something worthy.
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