It can be tough to know how to make the transition from employee to manager. Even if there's a clear path ahead within your company — which isn't a guarantee — it's not always obvious what will make your boss realize you're ready to take that next step.
According to bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch, simply saying you'd like to advance isn't enough. You need to show your manager that you're already capable of the new responsibilities, and that you understand the role a manager needs to play.
"Show that you're ready to manage people not just for your own sake," Welch says, "but for the sake of the team, and you're on your way."
Here are four ways to show your boss you're ready to manage others: