Stay away from the dark side.
Nowadays stakeholders have a variety of feedback and issues escalation mechanisms available to them. This means they have the ability to move quickly and speak out about concerns or frustrations.
Don’t get caught by a force of opposition. Apply various forms of two way communication, including digital channels. It’s important to play where your stakeholders play and build the currency of trust.
Focus on what is important to them so you can leverage various points of influence. Done the right way, you will benefit from partnerships and quality consultation insights.