I have been enjoying all the discussion in this forum and listening all great podcasts so far. Everything has been dedicated to existing or new managers. How will some one prepare themselves to move up and become a manager?
I have been in IT field for past 15 years but I have never had the opportunity to become a manager, neither lead any team nor managed any budget. I have always been the one-man show in the organization. I know I have the capability to lead but I did not get any opportunity.
I changed to the current job 18 months back so that I can work in a larger team as a senior analyst. They did not have the manager position available at that time. Soon after I joined the manager position was opened and they hired another senior analyst who had been in the organization for past six or seven years. Since this person is a fairly new manager he does not have any intention to move or jump the gun. So in this situation how can I prepare myself to become a manager?