Spiritual Leadership was identified by Patricia Aburdene as an emerging megatrend in her book “Megatrends 2010, The Rise of Conscious Capitalism”. Spiritual leadership is not a religious dogma or ideology with a promise of nirvana or heaven. It can be be implemented and practiced with or without religious theory, belief and practices (Louis W. Fry & Melissa Sadler Nisiewicz, 2013, “Maximizing the Bottom Line”). P.S. Both are speakers at our WISDOM conference!
When you enter through the front door of some companies you can immediately sense if a good spirit is present. It comes from employees radiating authentic kindness, caring, compassion, generosity, humility, empathy, trust, tolerance, and gratitude. It feels authentic and not pretentious. In short, this is love in action. You can also bet that the company practices transparency, autonomy, recognition, and generosity. If you ask a passing employee about company values, purpose, and vision they are likely to respond without hesitating to remember. These are the qualities that describe a workplace environment where spiritual leadership is thriving. It is the kind of place that most employees long for. It is a holistic package that puts human kindness and compassion at the forefront. These are also the qualities where the triple bottom-line flourishes – planet, profit, people!
At the WISDOM FOR MODERN WORKPLACES conference you will become friends with spiritual leadership experts. Yes, become friends. They won’t come, talk, and leave right away. Below are four examples. Each will stay as a part of the group. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity.