Getting Promoted and Colleagues Trying to Make You Feel You Didn't Earn It
I recently was promoted to Director, and one of my colleagues has been telling anyone in the company who will listen that I didn't deserve this success, that I had been given unfair advantages, that I'm not that good at my job, etc. This is so disheartening because we were in the same role before, but in all honesty, I work the most amount of hours, have the most experience in my role, and literally produce the best results for the company. I've also helped her whenever she's asked. Unfortunately, the really sad part is that the colleague that is doing this is another woman, and my friend. I would love some feedback on how to address this. If we were peers still I could just pull her aside and ask what her problem is, but now that I'm in a higher leadership role, I also want to make sure I do this in a way that represents being a leader. This situation is so disappointing on so many levels - any advice would be appreciated!