I love who I work with and direct reports. But due to leadership and some personal factors, including growth, I need to go elsewhere. I started looking a couple of months ago and just got an offer. This place and new role are really great. It’s different and a good challenge and change of pace for me.
But I love my team. The team has had some challenges and turnover lately though and I think my leaving will really impact my colleagues. I would like to stay friends with some of them after this but worried that they will resent me for a long time for leaving right now. But if not now, when? This other role is pretty unique and might be just the thing I need.
How can I approach this to maintain good relationships and leave on a positive note?