You’ve put in your hours, paid your dues, and earned your employer’s trust. Now it’s time for the next step forward on your career journey: a promotion to your first management position. You’re ready to take responsibility for at least one direct report and possibly more. Which means you’re ready to provide the coaching, training, motivation, and direction your teams will need in order to successfully contribute to the company.But before you arrange a meeting with your supervisor to request a promotion, get ready to answer some tough questions. And make sure you’re able to demonstrate skill in the following areas.