I would agree that age does not automatically endow you with the ability to manage and lead. However, I would also observe that nobody admits to be ing **** at their job. There are lots of posts on this board from relatively young people and not one of them concedes that they might not have the experience to do the job. Indeed, given the nature of the job I'm surprised they have time to read and post on this board. My experience of senior management is that a high percentage are not up to the job and that many are just fooling themselves. The fact that you have attained a position does not make you competent. I'm afraid that judgement is for others to make.