Recently I've been told that I'll be in charge of 3 directs in about 2 months. My future directs, who are currently my peers, won't find out about this for another month or so. Any suggestions about what I should do to prepare?
Here's what I'm planning to do:
1. Get educated on the top level view of the project, which involves going to meetings, talking with senior managers, etc.
2. Re-listen a few MT casts.
3. Meet with my future directs once the change is announced. Begin one-on-ones once the change is official.
P.S. I've been listening to MT for about 2 years. I'd have to give MT the biggest credit for helping me get a hold of my career and for getting me excited about management :)