Although the list of skills to move to management is not long or complicated, the acquisition of those skills is a lifetime of work. It is no mistake that good managers are well compensated and highly valuable.
To make the move to management, you need to make a commitment to yourself. You need to commit to personal growth, largely remove yourself from emotional office politics, and create a plan in which you develop the key management skills discussed in this chapter.
And you need to start managing and leading now! Good managers appear because their actions make them natural choices for the position. If your plan is to take a management role only when the pay and position are presented, you might never get your opportunity.