Warning: This might be only replicable by geniuses and hight status people as consequences might be dramatic when executed.
Mel Brooks had an interesting and risky way of getting what he wanted. When someone gave him instructions - for example, they ordered him to fire Gene Wilder on The Producers and remove the farting scene from Blazing Saddles - he didn't fight them about it.
He just said yes...and then never did it. In most cases, they'd forget.
"Don't fight them. Don't waste your time struggling with them and trying to make sense to them. They'll never understand."