I have had a stutter for my whole life and after a few minutes most people can easily recognise it. I have always worked in Infrastructure doing mostly Engineering/Security and Development.
I have been told by my senior management that they want to promote me and lead a team of 10 people. I am really concerned around this, since it is difficult as a stutterer to deal with people at the best of times - and now I would have a whole team of people! My manager said not to worry about it and if anyone has problems, just advise him and HR. (This is not school, I don't need to advise anyone, if I am honest... and I'm not sure what anyone can do anyway.)
I have no problem with speaking to people one on one; I seem to be fine when speaking to them. However, in a massive team meeting and challenging multiple people - it’s difficult to get my point across.
However, it’s not only the team that I am worried about; it’s the other management that I would have to deal with. It’s the kind of people that seem to have a lot of confidence in speaking and thus taking over meetings and running all over people - I have found a way of getting my point across and without all the waffling that a lot of people seem to do on calls... so I get straight to the point and I think that’s what others have seen and they like that in me.
I feel as though I should decline the "promotion" and stick to what I am doing (and which I like), however, I will never truly know if I am good at management without ever taking it on (although it may end up causing me a lot of sleepless nights with anxiety).
What's a good way to come to a decision regarding this promotion?