It's the nature of thought leadership to focus on the higher self, the better part of mankind. So, it could be tempting to leverage some the concepts and language of what is called "spirituality." Beware.
Sure, there are those whose role in society is to promote spirituality as well as religion. They range from Pope Francis to the ministers at St. Philips Episcopal Church here in Tucson, Arizona. But for the rest of thought leadership, borrowing from spirituality could damage the organizational and personal brand. My prediction: The spirituality bubble is due to burst.
Influential media such as Wired have already unbundled the tools of Buddhism, Centered Prayer and the 12 Steps of Recovery from their roots. For example, Wired detailed how the players in Silicon Valley use mindfulness to improve concentration and ability to operate as teams. There is no objective of becoming a blissed-out monk - or even a better person. Here is that article.
In Q3 2014, GDP growth was 5%. The time has returned to accumulate wealth and create a better life for one's offspring. The mood has shifted in the nation. The ethos of raw capitalism has returned.