Mike, Mark, and the M-T community,
Many, many thanks for the podcasts, newsletters, and forum discussions - I've been listening and lurking for a few years now, soaking it all up like an ambitious sponge. Your stories and ideas have given me the confidence to ask for more responsibility, handle heavy workloads with more grace, and interview much more intelligently... and I was promoted today, from senior analyst into my first management role with a team of ten business analysts. Very exciting!
Though I'm not a mountain climber, I follow the Everest spring climbing season pretty avidly. Last April, as I read about the teams preparing for their summit bids, I was inspired to create my own mental "base camp" to get ready for the climb toward management. Manager Tools has been an incredibly helpful resource during this planning and preparation, and I feel well acclimated and ready to go.
You've helped me change my life, and I appreciate it more than you know.
All the best,