The High-Impact Manager: Your Blueprint for Bringing Out the Best in Your Team .

| Justin Patton, 2024

What’s It All About?

On our website, we don’t often review multiple books by the same author... but when we do, you know it means we’ve struck gold! This is the case with Justin Patton, who wrote The Road to Yes!: How to Build Trust in Yourself and With Others. He just came out last week with his newest book, The High-Impact Manager: Your Blueprint for Bringing Out the Best in Your Team. After seeing Justin speak live, I know he’s full of great stories and engaging insights, and he doesn’t fail to deliver in The High-Impact Manager.

In The High-Impact Manager, Justin offers practical insights for improving leadership and becoming a better leader for your team. The book revolves around four cornerstones of leadership:

  • Building Authentic Relationships
  • Setting Clear Expectations
  • Leaning into Performance Conversations
  • Recognizing What’s Right

Through an exploration of these four cornerstones, Justin sheds light on common leadership mistakes, shares how to build a stronger culture of trust and accountability, and offers a blueprint for anyone who wants to improve their leadership. 

At 113 pages, The High-Impact Manager was written for active manufacturing leaders. I loved how the book’s personal stories and engaging flow allowed me to get through it in one afternoon.

Favorite Quote

“Millions of people get up every morning and look in the mirror at a person they no longer recognize.”

Biggest Takeaway

In 2016, I was one of those people who didn’t know who I was anymore. I was at my worst in both my personal and professional areas, and knew I needed to change if I wanted to be remembered as a better leader and father. 

In The High-Impact Manager, Justin offers insights for moments like this, including the concept of honoring who you are at your best. He shares how high-impact manager align their actions with their values, and constantly work to show up at their best. Reading his book boosted my confidence and gave me peace-of-mind that I’m working toward my best self and getting a little better each day in how I show up and serve others..

Bonus Information

Want to learn more about trust, accountability, and leadership with Justin Patton? In addition to checking out The High-Impact Manager and his other books, you can also stay tuned to the Mindfulness Manufacturing podcast, where Justin will be an upcoming guest.

Reviewed by: Trevor Blondeel,  June 3, 2024

At Manufacturing Greatness, Trevor Blondeel works with manufacturers to connect the top to the shop. If you’re ready to improve your own organization, contact Trevor to learn how Manufacturing Greatness can help you build stronger leaders and develop a dynamic, high-performing workplace.