I was a manager before i joined this site a couple of years ago and then utilized all of the MT skills I learned to go back to an individual contributor role. I am now being considered for a VP of Sales role for my current company and can't wait. While I love the IC role and what I do in my current role, this new oppty and the type of management that I will be doing is very exciting for me. I used to managed a small business sales team that was solely dedicated to high activity, relatively high turnover and widgets and felt that I lacked the bulldog/hardnosed approach needed to manage that type of sales rep. In my potential new role, it is much more strategically focused and the folks that I would be managing are much more experienced and "bigger picture" focused.
I plan on hitting the ground running by implementing more regimented O3's and will impart my learnings from MT to better coach my employees. I am also excited about sharing my feedback skills with my mangement team as I plan to cover the management trinity during my interview as part of my "style."
I wanted to thank everyone for all that you have contributed to my success and I look to share more with you all in the future. Thanks!