As I am working in a very young industry/tech company, I am a bit lost with regards to finding guidance on how to choose the right experiences and career steps.
While I find many resources on how to be a good manager (I am a junior manager), I am not sure how to make the right steps, choices and actions to get into the mindset/exposure/etc. that could give me opportunities to get promoted even higher.
I know there are many external factors involved such as politics and connections, but I am looking for any aspects where I could still work on developing and improving myself before anything.
For example, right now I am faced with a choice between staying in the same company and move from junior manager across to a more in-depth analytical role (higher pay, but less managerial responsibilities) VS moving to a slightly less advanced company but in a "manager / middle manager" role.
I am not sure which one will help me gain more exposure and experience to one day become a good senior/executive manager,
So... do you know if there are any resources to find guidance on such questions... top books, articles, websites, anything, on this subject?