I will admit i say this stuff with a forked tounge, seeing my hair is increasingly moving to having dual pointy bits.
One problem i always have is keeping management type people involved in a project consistently over time. Reality is if they are constantly going to managent type meetings - these drain the attention span to the point where it's hard to turn up to something consistently & go over the same stuff every week. It's weird - you'd think these guys would be much better at this than they are. Instead, the things they (are supposed to) get good at are glomming onto the latest set of stuff, getting up to speed on it & thinking of new directions/idea. this is what they mean by strategic thinking, i guess...
some other time i should talk about people who want to screw you & ways of dealing with them.