I've worked for my current employer for abut four years. I'm in a Director's position but I feel like nearly every time I say, this is something I think we should do, and get agreement from ED that we should do as organization, and I mention that's a project I would like to lead, that my ED reminds me about getting stakeholder buy-in and how things are a team effort. Of course, I understand that get any initiative off the ground you need team buy-in but I also believe that teams need leaders and if someone is qualified to do a particular thing that they should be the one to lead the group in the effort.
These interactions irk me and leave me wondering if it's me or my ED. Like, am I wrong for wanting to lead so many projects or is my ED insecure about somebody else getting too much visibility? Is it something somewhere in the middle? I like many things about where I work and would like to stay a long while but I don't know about investing a lot more time where my ambition could possibly be stifled.