My company is growing - fast - and has more funding than ever before. We can afford to attract talent from top brand world famous companies to head departments that were previously run by college graduates. The problem for me is that I was one of those college graduates.
I worked my way up with a strong spirit of self-training, learning on the job, evolving from specialist to first time manager and figuring out how to be a good leader.
Now that external managers are entering the stage, how can I ensure that I don't get pushed aside? Can I still turn this into a growth path? What opportunities can I find now that there will be more people telling me what to do instead of me having the autonomy to try and fail/succceed by myself?
I don't want to be a specialist anymore. I don't want to do hands-on work. I want to learn to be a great business manager.
Could my scenario be one where it may be better to leave in order to not lose the momentum for leadership growth?