Change before you have to is a real relevant theme for many. If we look at King Josiah, he was an infant king only 8 years of age. He had a lot of advisors and so forth. He found the Books of the Law that had been lost for many years.
When we look at why things go wrong, sometimes we find out that it is the result of technical skill or the lack of proper ministry. But more often then not great crashes and burns happen as a result of a lack of Spiritual Formation.