Do well with peers and direct reports, but not with mngt above me
A couple of years I was a Section Manager and felt that I did well with peers and the people I managed (5 people), but did not fare well with my own Managers. It like if I got report card from them these camps I would get A's from peer and direct reports, but F from management. To further explain, people and peer felt that I was competent, knowledgeable,good mentor and overall good source of information as I often like to share what I know and often times volunteered to help where I could. They expressed these things to me often. However, I felt that I was not revered the same by my management. I felt as thought they did not respect, trust or had confidence in my skills and competence from them. For instance, I would make proposals that I had already vetted with my team (since we were going to the work), to make sure it was feasible and I could never get them to agree on any of my ideas, instead I got resistance and skepticism. I am a female and it was an all male management, not sure if that had to something with it. I left this organization and now I have been called back to be Project Manager, but this time I would have more responsibility, people and higher salary, so for me it's a promotion. I have not been been a manager since then, just went back to a regular position. I would love to go back because I do want to be a Manager, which is why I went and got my MBA. This company is huge and has an excellent reputation and name brand, so showing that I was a PM at this company is great for my resume. The same Sr. Managers are still there. My problem is that I am afraid that I will run into the same situation, how can I change this?