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Un-Break It!: The Simple Way To Improve…
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Un-Break It!: The Simple Way To Improve What's Broken

by Jodi Holstein

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This book focuses on the question "How do you make things better?" Centered around processes, Un-Break It! offers advice on how to introduce change into situations that for all intents and purposes, is broken. Of course, many people are resistant to change so after identifying ways to determine if something is broken, the author, Jodi Holstein, describes what she calls the Hammer and Velvet Hammer to effect positive change.

Once it is obvious a situation requires change, Holstein presents her recipe for process improvement. What she makes clear is that anyone can follow this recipe, even if you do not have formal training in Six Sigma or similar disciplines. Holstein walks the reader through her phases of Insight, Planning, Action and Oversight giving examples that are easy to follow and humorous at times to read.

Before you determine that this book is applicable only for the business world, think again. Holstein's example ranges from her efforts to start an in-home day care, finding a way to get her son to finish his lunch at school and helping improve a receptionist's customer service skills. For business types who have vague understanding of project management concepts, Un-Break It! describes easy to understand methods of achieving all kinds of goals, including project management.

Un-Break It! Is an easy read with a powerful message. The author has humble way of demonstrating struggles and situations she has experienced in both work and personal life which led her to creating this recipe. The Case Studies are great examples of putting her theory into practice in her own world with great results. Well, maybe not the day care…

While I have yet to try the included Pumpkin Bar recipe, I intend to this autumn. Jodi Holstein is a great cook as well as author and improvement specialist and the recipe sounds tasty.
  RobynHode | Feb 26, 2017 |
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