I am an IC (individual contributor) and, although I do not have management experience, I have been preparing to become a manager when an opportunities appears.
I have been participating in career development workshops, working with career coaches, requesting feedback from my peers, studying and getting certifications etc. I have also been mentoring some peers and sharing what I am learning.
All to try and get over the hump that is "can't get into management because I don't have experience .... can't get experience because I can't get into management".
Do you all have any advice on how I can show that I am ready to be a manager? What can I do to counter-balance the lack of experience?