Two years ago I made the change. My favorite boss had left the company. His boss left. There was a vacuum in management and they were interviewing to promote from within. I know that for many people the idea of going from writing software to managing people doesn’t sound like a promotion. I respect that.
I wondered if it would be a good fit. I was binge-listening to a management podcast called manager-tools.com. Sometimes I would get through four casts in a day. (Thank you 2x playback!) So much of it made sense. Could I be making a bigger difference this way?