Stop wondering why no one has invited you to the top and start climbing up there anyway. Victor Lipman shares some tips to ascend into management in an article for Forbes. It begins by deciding to make your aspirations known. To whom? Your boss, probably, but Lipman also says to become bosom buddies with your HR department, which can share assorted opportunities and training options with you. HR can also connect you with a mentor to help you develop your business acumen. And if the possibility for voluntary assignments arises, take them on, both to demonstrate initiative and to make more contacts within the organization.
Lastly, see if your business would be willing to pay for you to take management courses. Many businesses have no qualms with this, as great, proactive leaders are never as plentiful as businesses would like them to be. For further detail, you can view the full article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/victorlipman/2016/07/06/how-can-i-get-into-management/