Alex Budak joins the GrowCFO show on the same day that his new book “Becoming a Changemaker” is published. Quite a coup for the podcast! The book is an excellent read for anyone wanting to become a changemaker, in particular for finance leaders wanting to enhance their ability to be a catalyst for change.
As a faculty member at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Alex created and teaches the wildly popular course “Becoming a Changemaker,” which has quickly grown into one of the most highly-rated courses anywhere on campus. The course is regularly heralded by students as “transformative” and “life-changing” but has only been accessible to students attending UC Berkeley. That all changes from today as the course is condensed into a book accessible by anyone.
The Becoming a Changemaker playbook is a guide for anyone looking to lead positive change. It covers the mindsets and leadership skills needed to navigate, shape, and lead change, as well as how to thrive in uncertain times. The book is tailored to millennials and Gen Zers who are leaving school and entering the workforce. It is based on the popular UC Berkeley course by the same name, which students have praised as transformative and life-changing.
- Alex Budak on LinkedIn
- Kevin Appleby on LinkedIn
- GrowCFO Competency Framework
- Becoming a Changemaker on Amazon UK and Amazon USA
00:51 Alex explains his background
02:26 Book being published on 13 September 2022
04:05 Change and the CFO
06:17 Technology and change
10:02 Can the changemaker skill be learned?
10:36 The Changemaker index
12:33 Dealing with resistance to change
15:06 Involving people in the change
18:28 Champions, fence-sitters and cynics
23:03 Impact = (mindset+leadership) x action
25:24 Who is the book aimed at?
28:06 How did you get involved in teaching “Changemaker”?