I'm sure that I'm not alone among your listeners in my situation: I've been an avid listener of both Manager Tools and Career Tools, but have yet to make the leap from individual contributor to manager.
I wonder if you guys could do a podcast which addresses some of the questions that I (and probably many others) have as I work to make the "leap":
1. What's it like being a manager at the various levels? What are some of the joys? What are some of the hardships of becoming a manager?
2. What are some of the big-win ways in which I can prepare to be a manager (beyond formal education)? What is a good measure of my readiness? I think that I'd really like to get into management, but that first drop is a doozy! How do I get past that?
3. What are some strategies for finding opportunities to become a manager?
Thanks again for all of your hard work, guys!