Transitioning to Management
I currently work in a technical Engineering position and I'm at the top tier of my earnings. We are starting to go through a wave of retirements and movement at the Management levels; and I'm starting to get interested in moving away from my current position. I absolutely love the technical side of the work, so a step like this is very much out of my realm of comfort.
I've had this transition be described as, "going from managing Projects to managing People," and that seems very apt. So while I decide whether this is a direction I should move career-wise, are there any resources that you've used to start to better understand the management mindset? Any books worth reading?
I plan to find some time in the near future to sit down with other managers to get their take on the position and what it entails; as well as suggestions for the interview process.