“Do I truly want to enter into management?”

“Should I become a manager?”

“What do I need to know before I make my decision?”

“What are the things no one tells you about management before you become one?”

“How can I know whether or not I’ll like it?”

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These types of questions come up all the time from people I know who are debating whether to stay “technical” in whatever industry or discipline they’re in, or whether to move into a management position.

So in this episode, I’m answering some of the key questions that always come up whenever someone is weighing this decision. If you’ve ever thought about whether or not management is right for you, hopefully this episode will equip you with the information and the guidance you need to make the right decision.

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Show Notes:

4:14 – What is the most important thing to consider when thinking about whether or not you should be a Manager?

7:47 – What’s the most rewarding part about being a Manager? What’s the most challenging thing?

19:25 – What were your expectations moving into a Manager role? How does reality differ from that?

22:47 – How do you develop your skills as a Manager or as a Leader?

27:22 – What resources (books, blogs, courses, etc.) are the most useful for someone looking to be in a Manager role?

Links & Resources:

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Why We Do What We Do | TED Talks | Tony Robbins

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