Hi - ive been going through the past 6-months where a few of the newer employees have "questioned" my leadership skills. I see these employees hang out together and they have my leaders ear (who is also new). My leader decided it would be good for me to focus on some projects coming up and post a position to lead my team. Our organization has extremely limited management opportunities so I really feel sidelined and comments about my leadershship are unwarranted to open up management opportunities for themselves.
My struggle is do I let it go and reestablish my skills and focus on these projects or talk with my leader about how I feel?
I'm in agreement with my new duties and fortunately no pay decrease comes with this demotion, it just seems sketchy. Ive been with the organization 15 years in this department so I feel more of a responsibility to speak up when something is not right. Would love to hear your thoughts.