Our guest in this episode is Becca Spradlin. Becca works with leaders to help them avoid mission drift and manage change. In our conversation we talk about the foundational importance of your spiritual health—your spiritual reserves—as you seek to lead your company through seasons of change without losing your sense of mission. Stay tuned to the end where we talk about this applies to your personal life and maybe even raising kids!
-Joshua’s exhortation to the people he led through change: “don’t depart from God’s word.”
-Spiritual health is just as important to financial health if your business is going to survive and maintain its sense of mission during times of change or upheaval.
-What are your sources of spiritual accountability?
-Most people experience change as loss. Good change management is an opportunity to shepherd people and shore up our Christian testimony
-What motivates you to love in the midst of difficult changes? Your expression of love is a doorway into sharing about the love of Christ.
-If your focus is almost exclusively on profits, are you missing out on an opportunity to share how Christ changes all of our lives?
-What are the business and spiritual risks of not doing change well?
-Assume resistance to change and plan for it.
-How do you help people cope with the process of change? How do you disciple people through change? What change have you been through that didn’t work?
-One change management framework: Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability, Reinforcement
– Clear communication about change can be the difference between success and failure. The #1 cause of employee (and manager!) resistance to change is simply lack of awareness.
Learn more about Becca’s work with On Mission at www.onmissionadvisors.com
The book Becca recommended during the podcast is Mission Drift by Peter Greer and Chris Horst of HOPE International. You can also visit HOPE International’s website for additional Mission Drift resources and videos.
More information on Prosci and their ADKAR change management model can be found at www.prosci.com.