A small team is being created at my company and my boss wants me to lead that team. The 2 other guys that will be in it (we're hiring 2 more) are my colleagues and both in some ways are more senior than me.
One (A) has a couple more years of experience than me, but was only very recently recruited into the company for a junior position. The second one (B) has 1 more year of experience than me and is the member of the current team for longer than I (but in not the company). I think we are on the same skill level but he was some time ago promoted to a higher rank than me (middle->senior) after threatening to resign.
I will soon be also promoted to senior and for some reason management thinks I would be a good team lead (I didn't ask for this). I know from my boss that B really wants to be a team lead, but I'm their first choice if I want it. I moved to my current team after declining an offer to lead my previous team. I declined leading position back then because I wanted to develop my core skills. I’m not entirely convinced I would like leading role. My main worry is that I will hate politics and the actual management work. Having said that I feel this would be a step in good direction as I want to manage my own business at some point in future.
I'm worried that If I decide to accept, my colleagues (especially B) will not accept it, that it might affect my relationship with B (we're friends) or that he even quits the job. My boss says he will give B some new responsibility too, but I don't think B will be satisfied with that. I'm not sure what to do and what to consider. Time for my decision is running out. Should I talk to the other 2 guys about this? Does it even makes sense to worry about other people feelings when it comes to my career vs theirs?