At a new work place, I contributed in a small way to several projects but have not had a real opportunity to lead one (actually had one assigned by my manager, but initial performance was not stellar and likely as a result, the team leaned back onto my manager, who has been their usual contact for a similar role on past projects).
My manager is a super cool boss, and is generally okay with what I proposed (unless he can foresee some detrimental consequence of the proposal). At times, however, I would "initiate" (?) something without getting his approval first. One recent event (or a non-event) was in a group meeting, one member from another department had a request regarding a project but the request was deemed unneeded for the project by the majority and was not executed. Since I considered the request a simple task, I took it upon myself and did what was asked and provided the result by email to the requester (and cc'ed my manager).
Q1. Is my action considered presumptuous especially since multiple members on the team concurred that the request was not needed for the project?
Q2. My manager did reply to my email with a "THANKS" in cap ? not sure why all cap ?