Why Conscious Business Isn’t Just “Best Practice”

At a  Conscious Business Meeting in London a few years ago (that group is no longer operating) , a participant asked a very important question. I was sharing the 1001 tips for being a conscious business and he asked: But isn’t this all just “best practice”? Now, best practice is a term that has been…

Toxic Business Consciousness

One of the unique aspects to the definition of conscious business you will find here is that a business can be highly conscious and be hugely damaging, cynical and even corrupt. The mainstream definitions of conscious business take a view that being “conscious” means being benevolent, and it isn’t surprising that the words “ethical” and…

The Integrity Conversation- A Conscious Process for Making Structures Work

All About Integrity When you hear the word “integrity” you might think about how honest, reliable or truthful someone is. You might also have heard the word “integrity” used in a sci-fi film such as Star Trek. “We’re under attack, Captain. The structural integrity of the ship’s hull is breaking down!”. You might have also…

Temporal Conscious Business – A No Nonsense Guide

Think about your business right now. You’ve probably got a bunch of things to do. How well is your business doing right now? What are the main challenges today? Now imagine yourself slowly into the future. Tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, five years from you. How clear is the future to you? How…

The Importance of Context

“Without context there is no truth and often, much unintended harm.” Paul Levy the danger of texting is that one sentence rarely provides space for context. Things are explained by context. Context gives the background and often is best told as story. When we have context our views of a situation or a person can…

Conscious Business: Leadership Briefing

The Starting Point The starting point is this: As a senior manager, you have no eternal right to exist. It is no taken for granted assumption in a conscious business that you are always needed. Your starting point is one of being always humble, and ready to step aside and to allow in whatever is…

The Conscious Cafe: 1001 Ways to Improve Sales

I live in cafes. I work and write in cafes. I eat and drink in cafes. I meet in cafes. I also teach real customer service. So, here are 101 ideas and tips for refreshing your approach to running your cafe, especially if you are honest enough with yourself to admit you may have “lost…

An Emerging Conscious Business Audit

The following is an emerging model for auditing the consciousness of a business. All business are conscious, but they can behave more or less consciously. So, by “conscious business” I am referring to the way a business can be and behave. You can’t become a conscious business. It isn’t the next great product for consultants!…

Conscious Business? Hmmmm….

We aren’t really happy with the term “conscious business”, we being the group here in Brighton discussing and exploring it. It’s a term very much tied up with “conscious capitalism” which has a history and an ongoing close link to CSR – corporate social responsibility. It also sounds a bit weird. It hints that a…

Take The First Step Towards Becoming a Conscious Business

Are You Ready to Take the Next Step Towards Becoming a Conscious Business? We can help you and your organisation to develop into a conscious business. A conscious business is able to fully sense what is going on and what needs to be done, internally and externally, in real time. Like a fully conscious person,…

How Conscious is your Business?

Self-Assessment Tool Purpose The following exercise is easy to carry out and will give you a rough idea of how well it scores as a conscious business How to do it Read through the simple model below which shows the basic elements of a conscious business then work through the instructions. Eleven Elements of a…