You started your career at the entry level, and for the past few years you’ve been toiling away as somebody’s employee, but never as somebody’s boss. You’ve always had a supervisor overseeing your work, but you’ve never had a direct report and so far, you’ve only had to take responsibility for your own work and your own projects.At this point, you’re setting your sights on the next level. Are you ready to sit down with your boss and make your case for a promotion? And if you’re granted that promotion, will you be able to make a seamless transition to a leadership role? Keep in mind that “success” is defined differently for employees than for managers, and far too often, excellent employees stumble when they hit this milestone. Here are five signs that you’ll make it over the threshold without a hitch.