So, you’ve advanced through the levels of your current position and you’re ready to take the next step – leadership.
Before taking the leap, assess your current skills versus the skills needed as a leader. If you have access to the job requirements for the leadership position that you are interested, review the information to determine where your gaps are. Once you’ve identified your gaps, develop a list of projects and activities that will help close those gaps.
Once you’ve pulled the information together, talk with your manager to discuss your aspirations and request feedback on the action plan that you have developed.