I am a top-performing manager, no negative feedback (not even when I ask for them) from my superiors, yet someone else is going to be the new vice-functional/departmental head following an organizational change.
There is a subtle culture of cronyism. Our company is spread out across the world and the CEO and most senior managers are in one country, in one very tiny office, most of them are alumni and good buddies, whereas the rest of us are based in various operational headquarters in other countries. Well, this new someone else was working as an assistant in a senior manager's office.
I am not sure if that was the only reason, but I don't see any other as I am generally well-perceived by senior management and other managers around me; and I have been seen as the "face" of my team.
In any case, I have an inner crisis about this situation and my team and I would never work for this new boss. I am thus considering if the time has come where I should think of looking elsewhere.
I detailed my specific situation here ( How to react when I am demoted for reasons not related to my performance? ) but wanted to ask more generally what consequence it will have if I decide to quit because of it. Moving would be a big leap and I am concerned it will have a significant impact on my career development.
Apart from this situation, I truly enjoy the company, learn a lot each day, am very involved with my responsibilities (though many of these will be stripped away from me!) and I believe in the company's future. I love the job but not the management (not any more).
What ramifications will leaving have if, aside from this new superior, everything else was just fine and an excellent track record for me?