It might be a strange question, but where does it make sense to select between the two approaches:
- Someone is my boss. I shut up and accept what they say, and
- Discussions and trying to convince my boss?
My boss tells me I haven't done something that I have done a lot. Or that he told me something which he definitely didn't. E.g. I'm responsible for project scheduling and budgeting. I share info with him and the propose course of action. I ask him to confirm that we can start. He doesn't. Then he says, in a meeting, in front of other people that the project hasn't been scheduled or assigned a specific budget. These situations frustrate me a lot. On the other hand, he doesn't let me explain him that that's not really the truth.
Realistically speaking, what is the right way to do in this situation? I'm afraid that when I shut up he will lose respect towards me. On the other hand, when I say something he doesn't listen anyway.