How to Handle Boss's Comments On Something I Previously Recommended
This may be more venting than anything but this has been bugging me for a few days now and I'm looking for some feedback and advice.
Last week as I was pre-wiring my boss for a leadership approval review I was going to be presenting at, I came to the realization that -- based on the feedback I was getting from him -- I should withdraw from the meeting and wait until the next review to present to make sure the story was clean. (As an aside, some info came in very last minute which is what caused the story to get muddy.) I provided this recommendation to my boss during the pre-wire and his feedback to me was to move forward "as is" but to provide a summary at the end of the presentation to help focus the leadership team as to what I was asking for approval on and outline the next steps for the follow up items
At the approval review, as I expected, there was some confusion around what was being asked of them but I was able to handle it. I got them to approve what I needed them to approve and understand that I was to come back later for the rest.
Through the grapevine, I heard that my boss was not happy with the presentation and found it to be disorganized and confusing. (Irritation #1)
Fast forward to a couple of days ago, I had a follow up meeting with my boss and some others to ensure the key players were all on the same page. At the end of the meeting, my boss mentions to me and others that "...I really think we should have held off until the next review because the way it was presented caused confusion". (Irritation #2)
When he said this I held my tongue and didn't say anything in response...I wanted to, but it probably would have come out as a CLM (career limiting move). I have been irritated since hearing both of these things because I recognized the concern up front and was directed to move forward by the person who is now critiquing my performance without any acknowledgment of that fact. Any recommendations on how I might be able to approach this topic with him or do I just need to move on from it?
Note that he doesn't do O3s so unless there is an issue or something he specifically needs to talk with me about, there is no real communication loop between us.
Any and all feedback is appreciated.