Thoughts on the PTOTD
In the early stages of a startup, there is bound to be some level of politics. Founders usually bring their trusted people to the decision-making committee. Hence, there will be some level of toe-stepping, hurt egos, and the subsequent group formation. Each team overriding each other priority that can cause massive roadblocks in product delivery.
We deal with that by advertising, in plain and simple language, that the product is above all things politics. The founders/leaders need to know and trust the team to make the right decisions for the product and partake in guiding them/providing them with information to those decisions.