How do I get two dueling executives to agree on goals and stop delaying my project?
Two high-level people in my company do not agree on the goals of my project and are causing delays. What techniques can I use to bring them to a common ground and get the project back on track?
Resolving this situation requires clarifying and getting agreement on what's truly most important for meeting the business goals of the project. Since these executives are not seeing eye-to-eye on those goals, their perspectives must be understood and reconciled. Understanding where they're coming from is the first step in a process that will actually help you build your own influence with these executives, so you are able to help them come to a decision they can both support (and stick with). Here is a simple set of steps to try:
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