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The Modern Management Mentor: Next-Level Tools for New Managers

ISBN: 9781634896313
Binding: Paperback
Author: Christine Stone
Pages: 192
Trim: 7.5 x 9.25 inches
Published: 09/12/2023

With over 50 ready-to-use tools for newly promoted managers, this practical leadership guide illuminates how to successfully build on the workplace skills and accomplishments that earned your reputation as "leadership material" in the first place.

Your success earned you the opportunity to lead others—but now your new role is about your team members' performance and results. You need a new and different set of skills.

Sure, you've nailed your deadlines or quotas—but how do you set goals for multiple people and help others who aren't on track? You've received excellent performance reviews and had great coaches. . . but now it's your turn to guide unique team members and help them make adjustments to succeed.

The Modern Management Mentor is the new manager handbook for fixing this broken rung on the career ladder. Accessible and practical, it provides over 50 proven tools based in management fundamentals for developing your leadership competencies and learning how to manage a team.

Use this guide to deliver results as you learn how to navigate new expectations, changing relationship dynamics, and the uncomfortable conversations you may have never led before.

Inside this management book for new leaders, discover practical resources including:

  • checklists for the critical first year as a
  • the right questions that build credibility with your boss and relationships with your team.
  • tools for rapidly assessing team workload and team members' unique strengths.
  • workshop guides for setting objectives and templates for effective one-on-ones.
  • guidance from setting budgets to attending holiday parties.

Christine Sandman Stone has mentored hundreds of professionals and has experience working with elite companies like Dell, McDonald's, Volkswagen, and a large number of start-ups. She pairs her experience with a master's in management and organizational behavior to break down vague "leadership qualities" into actionable management strategies.

With the practicality of The First Time Manager and the heart of Brené Brown's Dare to Lead, Christine Sandman Stone demystifies management best practices for those learning while they lead.

Whether you're looking to hone your own skills or find an impactful new job gift for someone you're proud of, The Modern Management Mentor is the solution to level up a career.

Management isn't an inherent skill-it is a learned, reinforced skill set that is straightforward and within reach.


With a master's in management and organizational behavior, Christine Sandman Stone knows how to get the best out of teams. At Dell, McDonald's, Volkswagen, and in her work advising leaders in start-ups, she builds change and delivers results that outlast her time with the company. Her tactics have helped companies navigate personnel and technological transitions, making the most of their resources and their time. Most importantly, she builds leaders and mentors them on personalized strategies for peak performance.

For the last ten years, she has been an active mentor and advocate for people who are delivering great results at a new and bigger scale. She is known for breaking down high goals and visions into objectives and actions that bring real results.

Christine's foray into writing has allowed readers to become one of the hundreds of working professionals that she mentors. Her transformational tips empower new managers to make the most of their roles and embrace organizational change with grace and confidence.


"Every new or aspiring people manager should utilize this book to turbo charge their career. Christine is a proven leader and an incredible coach, and this book is jam packed with her practical and actionable guidance."  —Deb Hall Lefevre, Chief Technology Officer, Starbucks