Obviously posting from an alt-account and going to leave details out so I don't give myself away.
I was offered to give a talk at my industry's leading conference. The catch is that my team has internally decided it would be one of our colleagues which would do this instead. Originally I had kept pretty modest even though I wanted to be the one to do it because I honestly thought the chances of being offered a spot were low. My team asked me to submit an application anyway, and I just saw I have been accepted.
I would by a liar if I said I didn't want to accept this opportunity. But now I'm trying to figure out what I'll tell everyone on Monday if I accept.
Should I accept the spot and just tell the rest of the team? Or should I take one for the team and tell the organizers that my colleague will do it instead?
For additional context, I'm not thinking about staying on this team long-term but definitely will still want to be on the team during the conference.