Becoming a Changemaker
An Actionable, Inclusive Guide to Leading Positive Change at Any Level
“… A catalyst for a new generation of leaders committed to changing the world for the better.”–Dan Heath, co-author of Switch and Made to Stick.
In Becoming a Changemaker, Alex Budak provides a fresh, inspiring and research-backed guide to developing the mindsets and leadership skills needed to navigate, shape, and lead change and to make a positive impact in our lives, career, and communities.
Through a diverse series of case studies, and brand new insights from his original research on the traits the most successful changemakers have in common, Alex provides an actionable, inclusive guide for people of all backgrounds, levels, ages, and industries to get unstuck and to start leading change from wherever they are.
The book is based on Budak’s wildly-popular class of the same name at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business that changemakers like Olympic athlete Alicia Wilson describe as "life changing." Accessible and energizing concepts like Microleadership show how each of us can lead from where we are, and principles like “Confidence without Attitude,” “Question the Status Quo,” and “Beyond Yourself'' provide a framework for stepping into our own unique changemaker potential.
—Dan Heath, co-author of Switch, Upstream, and Made to Stick, and a Senior Fellow at Duke’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship